Using Google Classroom to Differentiate Your Traditional Literature Circles

I thought I’d take a moment and discuss a challenge that has plagued English teachers who have bought-in to the idea of ‘voice and choice‘, giving students options for a novel study rather than forcing the entire class to read the same book, but who also feel challenged to track student engagement, promote different types […]

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Tech in the English Classroom: How Kaizena and Twitter are Game Changers

Over the past two years my main focus has been essentially one thing: feedback! How can I leverage student feedback in the English classroom to improve my teaching, to create a more student-centered environment, and to allow students to communicate their learning to me in a manner that offered differentiation and promoted collaboration? Those are […]

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What does Feedback look like in the 21st Century?

Here’s a quick post that is inspired by a guilt trip from my crusty-worthy, I mean Trustworthy colleague, Timmy Rollwagen. My action plan has really centered around feedback and using technology to improve the quality, timeliness, and effectiveness of my feedback. As an English teacher, I’m constantly behind in my marking. And, as I pour […]

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