Mavis Abednego

Mavis Small Abednego is teacher of English, Literature and (most recently) Communication Studies at the Elmore Stoutt High School in the British Virgin Islands. She holds a Masters in Reading Education and has been teaching for 23 years. Mavis has been a debate team coach for the past 7 years and enjoys seeing students blossom through debate. Mavis lives on Tortola with her husband and son and she has a view of St. John across a sparkling, azure sea dotted with sailboats.

Blogging with students in a secondary school setting: Adjusting a vision to allow transformation

Blogging with students in a secondary school setting: Adjusting a vision to allow transformation

I took a step back with this group of students and let the vets orient the newbies to blogging. I will admit to pride as they taught each other how to sign on, explained how the blog helped them and jumped straight into writing blogs for various purposes.

I took a step back with this group of students and let the vets orient the newbies to blogging. I will admit to pride as they taught each other how to sign on, explained how the blog helped them and jumped straight into writing blogs for various purposes.... read more

Blogging with students in a secondary school setting: Confronting reluctance and resistance

Blogging with students in a secondary school setting: Confronting reluctance and resistance

And then reality hit. Honestly, I still can’t pinpoint the exact obstacles; why my students were so reluctant to engage in an academic-digital context. But I can share my experiences, frustrations and disappointments and I can share my tiny victories.

And then reality hit. Honestly, I still can’t pinpoint the exact obstacles; why my students were so reluctant to engage in an academic-digital context. But I can share my experiences, frustrations and disappointments and I can share my tiny victories.... read more