The @DNTHS welcome video (and postcards!)

In the next week or so, my incoming sophomores will receive a short postcard from a colleague and I.  During the University of Illinois Writing Project (UIWP), I started a conversation about personal writing and the “You will write every day” attitude necessary to build a solid classroom writing community.  From that discussion, the idea for 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 …