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My first lesson

This is it! This week I will be teaching my first lesson to the eighth grade English class that I have been observing for the last six weeks...

What does "Fight On" mean to a teacher?

As teachers we always seek the “Ah-ha!” moments, but what do you do when you have a “@*#$%!” moment? Fortunately, in my three years teaching, I have yet to have anything so horrendous happen that I’m driven to tears.  I have had multiple bumps along...

The obvious, and not so obvious, heroes

At the end of every school year, my children always make a little craft for their teachers — just a little something to remember them by (as if anyone could forget my rambunctious son!). Last year, however, my son entered the 6th grade and had many teachers...

Heroes

Who is your hero?  Is it someone famous or someone you know personally? Ask a child who their hero is and I bet 9 times out of 10 it’s somebody they know personally.  A parent, a family member, a teacher.  Quite similarly, the people I look up to as a teacher are…

We’re all in this together

It would be difficult for me to choose a personal hero in the field of education. My eleventh grade AP English teacher comes to mind (she taught me how to THINK), but what does she do for the field of education at large? The faculty in the MAT@USC also come to mind..

It’s all coming together

Recently, I’ve been aware of this fascinating convergence of theory, practice, perspective, and personal experience. What I viewed as unrelated elements have begun coalesce around the concept of “adolescent literacy.” Here’s how it’s happening…