Whether or not you agree with it, destreaming is here. Read this blog to understand what this means and how you can go about teaching to a class of diverse learners, at different levels.
If your interested in learning more about diversifying your texts, see Part 1 of this series: THE WHY: Diversifying your High School Texts and /or Classroom Library (Part 1) The How: Taking inventory So you already have a classroom library and don't know where to start? You can use a variety of ways to find… Continue reading THE HOW: Diversifying your High School Texts and/or Classroom Library (Part 2)
If you teach English in high school you have encountered the weak reader or worse the non reader. If reading is a skill, then the only way to get stronger is to practice. But how can you convince someone who struggles, refuses, or even hates reading to practice. The Why: The Movement Students need to… Continue reading THE WHY: Diversifying your High School Texts and/or Classroom Library (Part 1)
The Underlying Philosophy When mentoring student teachers I tell them the most important thing to focus on is relationship building. Students want to come to, and are more likely to be successful in, a class where they feel valued and supported. The COVID Complication This has never been more true, or more difficult, than during… Continue reading Creating an Inclusive Online Classroom: Getting to know your students