NCTE17 Stop Grading, Start Reflecting: Empower Your Students to Evaluate Their Own Learning Session Review (Blog #13)

The penultimate (one of my all-time favorite words) session I attended at NCTE was good. Perhaps not outstanding, but good. The presenting team consisted of three teachers who all taught English in Boulder, Colorado. My family has ties to CSU so maybe I’m a little biased… just kidding. 😊 This group started their demonstration off […]

NCTE17 The Real Life of Fiction: Using Nonfiction Texts with Literacy Texts Session Review (Blog #9)

I would describe my first ever small NCTE session in this way—sometimes first impressions just aren’t great. I remember being so excited as I split from the group that I attended the Jimmy Santiago Baca general session with, leaving them with the words, “I’m going to check out the one on nonfiction texts!” I nervously […]