students writing

One of my goals this year is to provide writing experiences that encourage young people to identify as writers and thinkers. My own school writing experiences (many of which were unmemorable), my opportunities to write in non-traditional ways (thank you Mr. Gross and Susan Lytle,) and knowledge I gained from my spouse via her time working with Pat Hoy in the Expository Writing Program at NYU, all...
This collection highlights six case studies centered on evidence the authors have uncovered through teacher inquiry and structured conversations about students’ digital writing.
A former student of mine, now in education herself, posed this question on Facebook: "Teacher friends, tomorrow is the day before a vacation [Thanksgiving]. How are you addressing the [Ferguson] grand jury announcement." Still from Carlos' upcoming video My response is longer than seemed appropriate for a Facebook comment box, so here goes...First of all, I'll reframe the question: how have I...
As you step through the doorway of a history classroom, the lights are off as the teacher drones on about the importance of certain Revolutionary War battles. A plain PowerPoint slide is plastered across the front of the room. A few students are awake, actively taking notes, but the majority of the class is dead asleep as the teacher drones on, unfazed by  this behavior. This is what many...
We need your help to offer a free Youth Voices Summer Program that will make it possible for youth to find and explore their passions in the supported, connected, academic environment of Lehman College, CUNY.   Summer!  Some of us look forward to tending our gardens. Others to reading that novel we've had in mind for months. Or, maybe summer is the time to travel, start a new exercise routine,...
As part of a successful bond proposal, my school district was able to update infrastructure making all our school buildings wireless. They also purchased SmartBoards and iPads.  I knew I wanted to integrate this technology into my third grade curriculum to increase the learning potential for each of my students. My colleagues were also excited about the cart of iPads and quickly began filling...
Language and Power Video.mov (Click on this link for a second movie example) The Process- "My Homeland" Project Show students Miguel Peraza's "The City", discuss, and assign individual free-write (10-15 min) "My Homeland Is..." Tell students anything goes- write from the heart.   Then share out.- 1 day Teacher groups students, and students select their favorite lines from each of their individual...
Turned off, checked out, and disengaged are ways Ralph Fletcher has described Boy Writers in his book Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices.  Teachers are more than likely shaking their heads in agreement. Being a 7th/8th grade Language Arts Teacher, I have struggled with motivating boys who have the capacity to be brilliant writers. Three years ago I infused a multi-genre project into my...
In late May, we had our second annual Expo Night, an academic fair that showcased students' favorite projects from the year. Last year, we held our inaugural Expo Night, and nearly all of the work shared by students came from art class. This year a number of mosaic and sculptural projects came from art class, but the majority of students chose to share technology-infused projects from humanities...
Video production is an exciting writing genre that offers students new opportunities to express themselves in different modes. Even through the video production environment is technologically orientated, it is important to understand and appreciate the literacy involved when young children seamlessly work with multiple modes including traditional print, photography and cinematography, video,...

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