Monthly Archives: January 2011

Tweet, Tweet…. this little bird has a secret

Tweet, Tweet…. this little bird has a secret. Social media, particularly Twitter, can be used for educational purposes, particularly for formative assessment. At my school, one of my colleagues challenged me to model responsible use of social media by using … Continue reading

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Babies

I just watched the film Babies. It is adorable, sad, and fascinating.  Most of all, it made me think about the cultural norms that we take for granted about raising children. I know that there were moments of the movie … Continue reading

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SBG and The BFG

Revolutionary changes sweep through educational theory and practice these days; the status-quo of “shut my door and teach,” “I can just tell that paper is a B paper,” “my students don’t need to be able to tell you what they’re … Continue reading

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I am the writer who…..

For my students’ final writing assignment of first semester, I had them reflect on their writing based on the prompt “I am the writer who..” I almost cried for joy when I read what they wrote. Focusing on giving feedback rather than … Continue reading

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The 3six5 Project

http://the3six5.posterous.com/ On July 7, 2011, I will write my contribution to the 3six5 project blog. This is an incredible project (one that has inspired work that I would like my students to do in my writing workshop class!), and I … Continue reading

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