Sunday Salon: A Round-up of Online Reading

    Sunday Salon was on hiatus last week because I was traveling, so readers get an extra special long collection of links this week! Easy is a compliment! Michelle explains why we should all want our classes to be easy. Michelle also shared a neat experience where her students ended up live tweeting with…

Advanced Methods: Where Do We Go From Here?

If you’re a Buffy fan–and I hope you are!–you can read this post while playing “Where Do We Go From Here?” Because I’m thoughtful like that. “Where do we go from here?” is the theme song for the end of all of my courses for pre-service teachers.┬áBy the end of the semester, we may achieve…

What If I’m Not a Good Teacher?

Today, I’m tackling another question posed by one of my Methods students: What if I am not a good teacher? What if I fail? Yes, I know, these are technically two questions, but they are related so they count as one. (My blog. My rules.) These are serious questions I have about my future as…

12 Reasons English Teachers Should Tweet

Hey look! It’s me on Twitter, nearly 2000 tweets ago! One thing I did A LOT at #NCTE13 was encourage teachers to get on Twitter. If you’re not on Twitter, you think this is what you’re going to find, right? What I love so much about this is that it had been retweeted over 11K…