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For teachers: Gardening in a drought year

Started by Stacey Johnson Jun 16. 0 Replies

This post is dedicated to nurturing and reigniting dreams:  for the weary educator in June.  Featuring the work of Seth Godin, Ken Robinson, and Peter Brown. Thank you for reading…Continue

Tags: hope, Brown, dreams, malaise, change

Need Unit study Writers

Started by Teresa Lilly Jun 12, 2012. 0 Replies

Hi everyone.   Visit  and see my unit studies  and if you want to writeunit studies for me at Continue

Do You Use Graphic Novels in Your Classroooms?

Started by Meryl Jaffe. Last reply by Gina Paese Jan 1, 2012. 1 Reply

Do You Use Graphic Novels in Your Classroooms?  I am new to them and find I LOVE them!  I listed my favorites for 2011 in my recent…Continue

Tags: books, comic, novels, graphic

Invigorating Instruction

Started by Meryl Jaffe Sep 13, 2011. 0 Replies

Do you believe in the power of a liberal arts education or in studying trades?  Please visit my blog and join the conversation.  I bring in William Chace's article "The Decline of the English…Continue

Tags: Frederick, studies, Leo, Lioni, Shakespeare

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Comment by Nicki Johnson on July 21, 2012 at 2:50am

I teach EFL in China.

Comment by Jennifer Chaussee on July 21, 2012 at 2:11am

Hi! New member here. Wondering if anyone teaches EFL writing out there. Would be great to start a forum on that.

Comment by Lillian Ann Slugocki on July 11, 2012 at 4:46pm

Hi, I'm rebuilding my profile on She Writes and joined your group b/c I can completely relate to the guilt over grading student essays, versus editing my novel.  I'd also love to hear about any ideas about incorporating online media to enhance a writing class. I often wonder if I should have them start a blog on Wordpress, the future it seems to me, for my students is web writing, and I think the rules are different.  Thoughts?

Comment by Cindy Vine on May 10, 2012 at 8:49am

I just hosted another teacher writer, Ami Blackwelder on my blog.

Comment by Melissa Kiefer on April 9, 2012 at 4:25am
Comment by Meryl Jaffe on March 21, 2012 at 11:43am

Nonsense!!!  Catch the power of nonsense in verse and in education.  How do you make it work for you?  Please join my blog discussion:

Jabberwocky & Dr. Seuss: Nonsense at its Best

Comment by Melissa Kiefer on March 21, 2012 at 7:02am

What it feels like to go from being teacher to substitute:

Comment by Stacey Johnson on March 10, 2012 at 11:55am

Hi all.  At this time of year, I often find myself dragging a bit.  Spring break is weeks away, and the weekends go by a bit too quickly to allow for the catching of breath.  So, I turn to writing.  As I work on revamping a professional blog, I discovered some old notes about the value of reflecting amid the hectic buzz of our daily grind.  I share it here in hopes of connecting with kindred souls:

Positive habit formation: the importance of ritual

Comment by Melissa Kiefer on February 21, 2012 at 11:20am

my letter to my sixteehttp://www.on-bruised-knees.blogspot.comn-year-old self reminded me why i became a teacher.

Comment by Melissa Kiefer on February 5, 2012 at 7:49pm

So, what happens to a dream deferred?


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