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. […]
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.
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 […]