March 31, 2018

I told myself a couple weeks ago that I would spend a couple hours a week adding to this blog by writing about teaching ideas that are important to me.  One of the reasons I decided to do this was because I am tired of focusing on how busy I am.  Yes...

March 23, 2018

I've been home for almost a week from the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research winter conference, which was held at Towson University outside of Baltimore, Maryland.  It's been almost a week and I have finally found time to g...

March 12, 2018

I asked my pre-service teachers, as part of their weekly reading reflection, to create a multimodal response to "The M Word: Dare We Use It?" by Harrison & Alvermann (2017).  I always tell my pre-service teachers that when they ask their student...

March 8, 2018

I have so many thoughts and ideas about where my current project has come from, where it has been, and the direction it is going, and I just know I'm going to come across as a disorganized, absent-minded fool.  But trust me when I say this is a topic...

March 8, 2018

I have been letting the words of David Kirkland marinate in my mind and my soul as I try to figure out a way to engage with these ideas with my in-service and pre-service teachers... hats are just one small part of our students’ identities and discou...

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