My Journey Toward a Writing Center – Part Three

After four months of observation, preparation, and prayer, the day arrived to open our school's writing center. And despite our modest beginnings, we had six different visitors on our first day alone! We opened at the beginning of January, and in the four months we've been open we have had over 150 different appointments. For… Continue reading My Journey Toward a Writing Center – Part Three

My Journey Toward a Writing Center – Part Two

So to recap from Part One of this posting, I had become overwhelmed by the needs of my students when it came to one-on-one writing help. I was inspired by a wonderful Writing Center at a nearby public school. I was quickly approved by my administrator to start a center at our own school and… Continue reading My Journey Toward a Writing Center – Part Two

How the Credible Hulk Finally Helped My Students Conduct Research

I've been teaching research for my entire career. It began horribly, and honestly,¬†it was because I was downright lazy. I demanded citations for everything but did little to teach my students how to make them. More importantly, I never instructed them why the research was important. After a few years of surviving¬†gaining experience, I began… Continue reading How the Credible Hulk Finally Helped My Students Conduct Research

Research Source Sheet – Helping students record research quickly and ethically

As a high school English teacher, I spend a lot of time grading essays. A lot. An eternity, really... But the hardest papers to grade, and to teach, are definitely research papers. And in 10th grade, proper research is not considered simply task, but more of a life skill. Over the years I've seen the… Continue reading Research Source Sheet – Helping students record research quickly and ethically