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PD for White Teachers: A Conversation on Confronting Racism

August 22, 2018

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I just finished listening to a conversation with Teaching While White team members, Elizabeth Denevi and Jenna Chandler-Ward, and author, Robin D’Angelo, of White Fragility. When D’Angelo is asked by teachers what to do about racism, she says her new response is, “What about your life has allowed you to be a full-functioning, professional, educated […]

Please Watch: Documenting Hate from Frontline

August 12, 2018

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Our classrooms must be living models of our nation's motto, e pluribus unum, "out of many, ONE," for all our students.

Returning To Reading Research

July 26, 2018

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I finally come back round to my reading research. Several months ago, I wrote: This is Part 1 of a Multi-Part Series on Reader’s Workshop in Senior ELA12. Future posts will narrate our journey through the unit, highlights and insights from the journey, and include explanations of how I model The Reading Life for my […]

Planting Peace Through Mindfulness Practices

July 12, 2018

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Teacher Research: Mindfulness Artifact Survey July 2018 Today I’m going to take the first pass at artifact analysis. I’ll examine the collection of items before me, in physical form in a crate with hanging files, and in a number of open tabs in my web browser at the top of the screen, and I’ll think […]

Responding To A Frequently-Asked Question About Teen Behavior

April 28, 2018

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I address a negative stereotype about teen behavior in this blog. As a teacher at a public high school, I often get asked in casual conversation, “Are high school students really getting worse and worse as time goes by, like I hear in the media?” The people who ask use a certain tone in their […]

Reader’s Workshop in Senior ELA : A Journey of Discovery

January 12, 2018

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Part 1 of a Series on Independent Reading in Senior ELA Hooray! Unit 2 of Senior ELA is Reader’s Workshop. For me, this is exciting. For many of my students, this is unbelievable; this is unthinkable; this is outrageous. My seniors are not, for the most part, independent readers. I’m not exactly sure when they […]

Walking with Aldo at Maple River; A New Climate Change Book for ELA Teachers

October 21, 2017

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Yesterday I attended the Michigan Council of Teachers of English conference in Lansing. After the conference, I drove up to see my sister in Alma, but on my way, I stopped at the Maple River wetland for a short hike and a sit on the wildlife viewing platform. My mind turned to Aldo Leopold, my […]