Hopes, Fears, and Expectations for the First Day of School

The other day on Twitter I ran across a statement: “Any teacher who spends the first day on class rules really wants one more day of summer.” Well, it said something like that—I can’t find it now. Even though I agree with the sentiment, I have been guilty of doing just that, for years. For the past […]

Open Mic End-of-Year Writing Celebration

  I am a big fan of blogging, Tweeting, online discussions, and collaborative wikis. However, in the end, nothing feels more special, more like a community of writing, than having students read their work in class. Out loud. No tech required. The type of oral publication I’m endorsing is not a formal process. I don’t think […]