reflection on my demo of “Avoiding FRACK-ing by Building Better Rubrics” #uiwp2012

This post is in response to my presentation / teaching demonstration, “Avoiding FRACK-ing by Building Better Writing Rubrics” (slides here), for the 2012 University of Illinois Writing Project Summer Institute.  After presenting, other UIWP fellows also sent me feedback. I ran out of time, but, I feel, such is the case for presentations that rely so much Read More …

book review: Writing Our Communities: Local Learning And Public Culture #uiwp2012

Writing Our Communities: Local Learning And Public Culture works as a great handbook for brainstorming ideas for projects that engage students in the study of your local community. Formatted mostly as a series of unit plans, the book is a quick read. Each chapter is written by a teacher from a different school. I see great value Read More …