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Participation, or Speaking & Listening?

We all want student participation. After all, we know that students who are more engaged  are more likely to succeed in class. At a recent Humanities department meeting, this commitment to participation was clear when my colleagues shared their grading schemes. For many, participation weighed somewhere on the order of 10-25% of students’ overall grades. […]

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7 Ways to Use G+

Preparing for a Professional Development session this month, I’ve been compiling ways I’ve used Google+ Community discussions in my high school English classes.  Below are my top seven uses.  If you have additional suggestions, I would love to hear them and pass them along, as well.

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If Only I Knew… What I Wish I Knew BEFORE Going 1:1

A month into the school year, I have a little bit of perspective on the 1:1 journey.  Many of these insights are obvious and traits of good teaching, but with the steep learning curve associated with 1:1, I hope that these reminders will save you some headaches. 1. Do it first:  For most of us […]

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