Monthly Archives: March 2016

Embracing Social Media in Education

Whenever I tell people that they can find me on Facebook or Twitter, I always get the same incredulous and horrified response: YOU have a Facebook and you’re a teacher?!

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Socratic Seminars: Allowing Students to Take the Lead

My first year of teaching, I often used Literature Circles with my freshmen. For the most part, it was successful, but only if I frequently monitored each group and held each group member responsible for the group’s grade. I liked … Continue reading Socratic Seminars: Allowing Students to Take the Lead

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Why I Lie to My Students

I’ve been teaching a unit on The Things They Carried in my War & Literature class, and just yesterday, my students and I got into a discussion on lies. We discussed the reasons people lie and the frequency at which they … Continue reading Why I Lie to My Students

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