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The March “Slice of Life” Challenge

The March “Slice of Life” Challenge

A “Slice of Life” is small story from your life. Students write a short personal narrative focusing on a single day or moment in their lives. To model what a Slice of Life story should look like, I share my own slice.

A "Slice of Life" is small story from your life. Students write a short personal narrative focusing on a single day or moment in their lives. To model what a Slice of Life story should look like, I share my own slice.... read more

STEM Careers…in Blogging?

STEM Careers…in Blogging?

All students with whom I work were provided with an opportunity to apply for an ‘assistant blogger’ position in our STEM classroom. Two students completed the application, obtained a letter of reference, and were granted an interview.

All students with whom I work were provided with an opportunity to apply for an ‘assistant blogger’ position in our STEM classroom. Two students completed the application, obtained a letter of reference, and were granted an interview.... read more

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: Finding student motivation

Blogging with students in a secondary school setting: Finding student motivation

How could we facilitate a student-centered, digital writing environment, a place where student writers flourished? For the 11th graders – a blog writing competition:

How could we facilitate a student-centered, digital writing environment, a place where student writers flourished? For the 11th graders - a blog writing competition:... read more

Using Blogs in the Science Classroom

Using Blogs in the Science Classroom

By reflecting on learning in classroom science blogs, I have seen increased engagement in the classroom. My students are required to think critically about the content they learn, communicate their ideas through a digital media, and make connections between their learning and the world outside the classroom.

By reflecting on learning in classroom science blogs, I have seen increased engagement in the classroom. My students are required to think critically about the content they learn, communicate their ideas through a digital media, and make connections between their learning and the world outside the classroom.... read more

Tapping into the World of Wonder

Tapping into the World of Wonder

Mysteries The mysteries of the world are myriad. Sometimes they look like little balls of butter. Sometimes they clump together in the shape of South America. The mysteries of the world puzzle us. They make us take our glasses off and look so close we dust our noses with them. The mysteries of the world

Mysteries The mysteries of the world are myriad. Sometimes they look like little balls of butter. Sometimes they clump together in the shape of South America. The mysteries of the world puzzle us. They make us take our glasses off and look so close we dust our noses with them. The mysteries of the world... read more

“My First Best Poem”

“My First Best Poem”

I overhear a student telling his table partner, “This is my first best poem.” There is so much pride in this comment, as well as enthusiasm for writing future poems. Writing poetry in my creative writing class has become very rewarding for my students—and for me, too.

I overhear a student telling his table partner, “This is my first best poem.” There is so much pride in this comment, as well as enthusiasm for writing future poems. Writing poetry in my creative writing class has become very rewarding for my students—and for me, too.... read more