Teaching nonfiction? I almost titled this, “how to teach nonfiction without putting your students to sleep or confusing them.” This is a l..
I advocate teaching grammar, clearly. I read grammar books and studies because I am passionate about grammar. I write about methods for te..
Creating a rubric for an activity, presentation, or paper? It’s daunting. A dozen years into teaching, and I often stare at the screen, fe..
This past semester, I was tasked with teaching creative writing for the first time. Before I dive into the second semester, I want to refl..
If you are a high school teacher, at some point you will be tasked with writing a letter of recommendation for your students. These are my..
Looking for classroom holiday ideas? Read on to learn how I manage the stress and excitement of the upcoming winter break.
I possess a ..
This is a review of a popular young adult literature author, Sarah Dessen and three of her young adult literature books.
Welcome to “This..
Teachers deal with educational naysayers. Their responses can shape how the public perceives teachers and the public school system.
Teach Shakespeare? Read on!
Welcome to “This or That,” a monthly chat where the authors of Reading and Writing Haven and Language Arts ..
Model behaviors for students. It’s hard, and (I think) we all struggle.
As teachers, we know that modeling is important, and we want to..