An archived stack of papers: November 2005

TTOT: Student Failure Rates

In a stack of papers called Podcasts.

  • Nov
  • 11
  • 2005

Two Teachers On Teaching: Episode Three, featuring Laurie Weckesser in a discussion involving class size, standards-based instruction, and teacher’s letting go of the status quo. This one clocks in at 11 and a half minutes and is 2.7MB. Ambient noise abounds on this one, so I’ll have to be more careful of my microphone... read more

Colleges Use SAT Essay

In a stack of papers called Instruction.

  • Nov
  • 10
  • 2005

Reading the Detroit News Web site, I see that I am a bit behind the times. As college admission boards debate over a borderline student, the College Board will provide one more item to throw a student over the edge in either direction. Apparently, colleges have made the decision to look at an applicant’s SAT essay, something... read more

Blogger Adds Moderation

In a stack of papers called Technology.

  • Nov
  • 10
  • 2005

For a little while now, since I used Blogger for my freshman blog project, I’ve wondered about evaluation of the blog entries. I’m already working on gathering weak and strong examples on overheads to show classes what I’m looking for and how I will grade. Several entries in this first onslaught of blogs will work just fine.... read more

Plays, Novels, and In-class Reading

In a stack of papers called Instruction.

  • Nov
  • 04
  • 2005

My English 3 class just finished dealing with The Scarlet Letter, ready to begin reading The Crucible. My English 4 class finished reading Oedipus the King a while ago, just read The Metamorphosis, with Hamlet calmly waiting his turn standing next to the turkey. This is only to say that, in both sections of English I am teaching right now, we are reading... read more