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NCTE: Drowning in Cool

Some thoughts at about the 24 hour mark at this years National Council of Teachers of English conference. Here’s the short version, if you are pressed for time. -Wow it’s cool. -There’s so much cool I feel like I’m drowning … Continue reading

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Critical Mass presentation slides (NCTE 2012 E.45)

Critical Mass: A Department Works to Effect Change in Writing Instruction (click on the link above to see the slides)  

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Procedural Display and Fake Reading: My Story of Coming to Teaching Literature

I am the fake reader. I was a master of procedural display in high school. And one key version of this is fake reading. Procedural display is student behavior that looks like learning but isn’t actually student learning. Procedural display … Continue reading

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Continuing the conversation from our NCTE session

Our session was great. We had an inspiring conversation with the teachers who attended. They explored the tensions that surround our work with literature using the kind of honesty that we were definitely hoping for. We started out with introductions … Continue reading

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NCTE Thoughts- Day 1 (wifi, what wifi?)

So right out of the gate I have to say this is pretty awesome. As I hoped, all of use reveling in our geekyness feels pretty great. I’m definitely hanging with my tribe at NCTE. It will take weeks to … Continue reading

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NCTE preparations

Mister S and I leave on Thursday morning for Chicago to present at NCTE. We’re facilitating a conversation on Sunday morning about teaching literature in the 21st century. It’s essentially an evolution of the presentation we did at the Colorado … Continue reading

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You can still help us present at SXSWedu!

As I wrote about here, we have submitted a proposal to present at SXSWedu in Austin in March. I’ve never submitted to a conference where proposals were crowd sourced. But we really want to do this presentation, so help us get there! … Continue reading

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Help us present at SXSWedu

We have submitted a proposal to present at SXSWedu in Austin in March. Proposals are being crowd sourced–so the more positive feedback we get on our proposal, the better are our chances for presenting at this conference. From what I … Continue reading

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