instruction

Anyone who knows me knows about my fascination and commitment to revisit my practice. They know about my desire to understand the affordances of technology and media-making in literacy instruction. They know about my dedication to helping my learners become global citizens. Now, make no mistake, I understand "I turned out completely fine" with a more traditional education, but then again, that's...
This teaching guide is meant to speak toward our rights as Americans to take on the full responsibilities of democracy, referring to our civic participation in the creation and maintenance of systems of accountability in search of our collective safety. Lamenting the influences of systemic racism, police militarization, and the lack of political and judicial accountability, we recognize our role...
Ten things I've learned during this research project are: 10.  Changed my topic a few times 9. Separating pedagogy of Curriculum and Instruction 8.  Instruction as methods 7.  Curriculum as programs 6.  Student engagement in using instructional methods 5.  Writing across the curriculum 4.  Educators, Writers, and Friends - Networking, inquiry, sharing, relationship building 3.  Modeling the...
Last year, I did a huge poetry unit with my students. We had a lot of fun, and my video of that lesson ended up getting posted on the ASCD Edge blog. This year I even shared all the steps with several rubrics for the world to use. As we all know, April is national poetry month. But many of my students often tell me they don't like poetry. As a lover of spoken words, I have worked to encourage my...