Why do *I* have to facilitate discussion? Facilitating book talks that start with student inquiry #uiwp2012 #PBLchat

When I started the year, I had 56 students in one of my sections and 50-some in another.  (Want to try your hand at trying to manage that classroom on the first week?)  As the year goes on, my classes get smaller, due to our transient student body at my school — kids move, transfer Read More …

Who would be welcome literary mentors in your classroom? #uiwp2012

Quick Write: “Suppse you could invite (a few) literary mentors into your own classroom.  Who would they be?” (Spindel, 2005, p. 86).  Why? Ray Bradbury.  F. Scott Fitzgerald.  And Daniel Pink. I’ve been and continue to be a dork in this life.  My most memorable literature-reading experiences came from my freshman year with English teacher Read More …