I’ve been experimenting this semester with different ways of encouraging meaningful academic talk between and among students. I think giving students opportunities to engage in meaning making for themselves is important at all levels, and after reading Cris Tovani’s wonderful… 524 more words
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Introducing Students to Ralph Waldo Emerson with Gallery Walks, Notebook Time, and Speed Dating Discussions
We are coming down the home stretch of the semester in a fast and furious manner. Because time is limited, I am being selective in the pieces of literature I want my juniors to read as we explore the key transcendentalist writers in American literature. 597 more words
A church owns some land in my neighborhood.
It’s a small, wooded plot in otherwise urban space, maybe as much as ten acres. It is bounded by a four-lane road, a cul-de-sac, where a neighbor pounds out open-garage-door drum solos on a Friday night, and a parking lot—for a church that already exists. 962 more words