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Goals for Next Year for English

I spend a lot of time planning. Not just for my classroom. I’m a planner by nature. I’m constantly spending time planning future trips or activities to do with my kids and family. 817 more words

Perseverance and Stamina

Two American rock climbers reached the summit of El Capitan this week by scaling the rock face with just their hands and feet. No pulleys, no ascenders, no spikes–just safety equipment in case of falls. 491 more words

Teaching And Learning

Why Read Young Adult Literature?

IN A WORLD WHERE students are bogged down and overwhelmed by homework, extracurriculars, and preparing for the future, English teachers are faced with the challenge of forcing required curriculum books down our students’ throats. 463 more words

Penny Kittle

Books with a side of Pancakes

Well, I am finally over the flu and back to teaching and blogging. Today marked our finish date for my 12th grade College Bound classes 2nd round of independent, self-selected novels. 262 more words

Teacher Tidbits

Write Beside Them Summary and Review

 “Writers need feedback, not evaluation” ~Penny Kittle

When considering my English classroom, this is my interpretation of assessment. I strongly agree with Kittle’s perspective of feedback vs. 897 more words


Monday Miscellany

I LOVE this post on Sharing Our Notebooks by Penny Kittle: My Writing Notebook is Always With Me. The picture she shares of her notebook shelves remind me of my own, although I am still in the multi-coloured phase of my notebook accumulating. 114 more words

Monday Miscellany

Notebook Time: What It Is & Why We Do It

Rebekah and I often often tweet ideas for notebook time, and recently many of you have been asking us to explain it and show how it fits into the workshop. 868 more words

Lesson For Tomorrow