Discussing Complexity in AP Lit

This blog post explains how to teach complexity in a simple way, plus several different strategies you can use to teach complexity.

Reflections and Insights From the 2018 AP Lit Reading

Last week I spent seven days in Kansas City grading 1325 essays in a giant room that was too cold and filled with over a thousand tired educators. And it was an amazingly wonderful experience. AP® is a trademark registered by the College Board, which is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, this website. This… Continue reading Reflections and Insights From the 2018 AP Lit Reading

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

My Journey Toward a Writing Center

Let me start by saying this story has a happy ending. But it begins in a very stressful way. The school year began like any other. I was blessed with an amazing group of sophomores to teach this year. They are kind, funny, and hard-working students. Unfortunately, they also qualify as the most anxious group… Continue reading My Journey Toward a Writing Center