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Complex Societal Issues - Blog
Every year, there’s the week or two when the stomach bug hits, or strep throat makes the rounds. I remember an October a few years ago when Western...
Disguised as Indifferent Teenagers - Blog
I’m an English teacher. I love irony. However, this irony I could do without: I’m writing about classroom management when, for the first time in at...
Bullying Awareness - Blog
I’m going to come right out and say it: Many schools don’t do enough to prevent bullying behaviors. Schools try—through assemblies, policies,...
Share My Lesson Blog
When I was a graduate student at the University of New Hampshire in 1997, I remember my boyfriend, who was a bit of a computer “enthusiast,” telling...
Do You Want to Join the Coolest Readers Ever Club? - Blog
The first thing I pay attention to when I walk into your house isn’t if the floors are clean. God knows mine usually aren’t. It isn’t the size of...
Inspiring Global Citizenship and Youth Agency - Blog
On Oct. 10, at just 17 years of age, Malala Yousafzai became the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. A tireless champion of children’s...
Service Learning in the Classroom
For many teachers, putting the “service” into service learning can present a challenge. We all recognize the educational benefits of sending students...
No Smoke? Doesn't Mean You Can't Get Burned
There has been a paradigm shift in the last 15 years when it comes to how we view smoking cigarettes. Thanks to aggressive anti-smoking campaigns,...
Teaching English Language Learners - Blog
One of the most important lessons of my life has been this: If you don’t know something, find someone who does, and ask for help. Much of my true...
Eight Ways to Help Students Remember that Books Are Fabulous - Blog
Jill E. Eisenberg
Dissecting excerpts, highlighting evidence, defending one’s answer choice, bubbling in exit slips. As necessary as all that preparation for upcoming...
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