Monday, December 30, 2013

Rich People Just Don't Care as Much?

I think this is what F. Scott Fitzgerald was trying to say all along. The article I've linked to would be a great companion piece to The Great Gatsby. I think it would be a great touchstone for class discussion.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Slow Education

I felt that this recent blog post from Edutopia is spot on and is one of the major reasons I'm thinking of just staying in the ELD track rather than moving back to my beloved ELA. In the ELD track, there is time to slow down and think. I never felt like I had that when I was teaching English. What do you think about it?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Visual Writing

My good friend Dr. Chris Crowe recently posted a link to this article: How Visual Thinking Improves Writing. I've been trying a lot of visual things with my ELD classes this year, and it really does work. Plus, the kids have fun while they're learning!!