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Lesson Planning: Poetry

Like the list I’m making for literature, I’m keeping a running archive of lesson plans I find on the Internet that serves as jumping-off places for my own lesson planning when it comes to poetry. I’ll try and use whatever works as blog entries as well, for others to use as resources, but also for my […]

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Lesson Planning: Writing

One of the trickiest parts of teaching English for me is making that sure I am allowing ample time to cover the subject material–literature, poetry, drama– while also teaching the important skills of reading and writing. Here’s where I’ve gathered some helpful plans and resources that have to do with teaching writing. After a workshop […]

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Teaching Facebook Culture

In the spring and fall semesters of 2008, I taught a class at UMBC in the Media and Communication Studies program titled “Facebook Culture: Democracy, Surveillance, and New Media.” It was a really interesting class to teach, and since then several of my students have gotten social networking internships at Pfizer and a few other major corporations […]

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Teaching with Technology

As you might have noticed, I am a passionate devotee of all that integrating technology can mean for teachers. Here you will find links to the best posts and articles I’ve written on the subject, as well as my favorite (mostly English-focused) resources for integrating technology into my teaching. What I’ve Written: Outside of this […]

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Lesson Planning: Pedagogy

It’s an amazing thing to be a teacher in the 21st century– rather than feeling isolated or alone, we are almost overwhelmed by the amount of information available to us. I try to collect whatever seems useful to me, as you can see from my other lesson planning pages, but while much of it is […]

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Lesson Planning: Literature

I’m trying to build myself an archive of the lesson plans I’ve found on the internet that are related to texts I teach currently or would like to– eventually, I’d like to try them out and blog about them as I go, so that anyone reading could get a sense of whether or not they’d […]

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Lesson Planning: Online Archives and Webquests

Since my school places a high priority on using technology in the classroom, I always have an eye out for good resources that will support my teaching in a tech way without being gratuitous or gimmicky. Here’s some of what I’ve found, and as always, feel free to drop suggestions in the comments: Webquests Hispanic […]

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TEACHING

I come from a family of teachers: my mother, sister, stepmother, aunt, cousin, and stepfather are all teachers! I’ve spent my whole life in and around schools, and can’t imagine it any other way. My path to teaching has been a bit different from my relatives, though– I have no formal training in education and […]

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