Tabitha Hornby

Tabitha is a 7th grade English Literacy teacher in Mexico. She has been teaching in Mexico for close to 10 years, at all age levels from Kindergarten to adult, to students of various degrees of English ability. She has taught GED and TOEFL preparation classes as well as specific English classes for accountants, nurses, businessmen, technology and others, besides teaching Spanish classes for non-natives.

Building Blogging Stamina

Building Blogging Stamina

Young writers many times don’t know where to start writing.  Students can spend an entire 20 minutes thinking of an idea and second guessing themselves out of any idea, often using all of the time allotted for the writing itself.  They typically prefer to oral brainstorm with friends and frequently go with an idea that

Young writers many times don’t know where to start writing.  Students can spend an entire 20 minutes thinking of an idea and second guessing themselves out of any idea, often using all of the time allotted for the writing itself.  They typically prefer to oral brainstorm with friends and frequently go with an idea that... read more

Blogging in a dual-language classroom

Blogging in a dual-language classroom

As a young child, most of us learned to speak our first language, but not before we spent many years listening to those in our life talking.  By the time we hit the age to start schooling, most of us have semi solidified our language.  The first years of school are then adding to that

As a young child, most of us learned to speak our first language, but not before we spent many years listening to those in our life talking.  By the time we hit the age to start schooling, most of us have semi solidified our language.  The first years of school are then adding to that... read more

Easing The Transition from Paper to Blog

Easing The Transition from Paper to Blog

As the new school year starts, many of us teachers are planning and thinking of what we are going to do.  What do we need to change from last year?  What do we need to do new?  How can we improve what we have always done? And many other questions that have been rattling around in our brains

As the new school year starts, many of us teachers are planning and thinking of what we are going to do.  What do we need to change from last year?  What do we need to do new?  How can we improve what we have always done? And many other questions that have been rattling around in our brains... read more

Kidblog: The Yardstick for Growth

Kidblog: The Yardstick for Growth

The end of the school year means to me wrapping up everything, hurrying to get everything finished, making sure everything is ready for next year.  But it also means pulling out all of the work from the whole year that got stored in the dusty closet, dark storeroom, or bottom of the backpack to put

The end of the school year means to me wrapping up everything, hurrying to get everything finished, making sure everything is ready for next year.  But it also means pulling out all of the work from the whole year that got stored in the dusty closet, dark storeroom, or bottom of the backpack to put... read more

Students as Owners of their Work: Writing beyond social media

Students as Owners of their Work: Writing beyond social media

Writing can be fun. Social media shows us that students believe this, as well. My role as a teacher is to show them that writing can go beyond the 140-character limit…

Writing can be fun. Social media shows us that students believe this, as well. My role as a teacher is to show them that writing can go beyond the 140-character limit...... read more