An archived stack of papers: December 2005

Addressing The Fs

In a stack of papers called Reform.

  • Dec
  • 09
  • 2005

Our administration presented some data about failing students to the staff at the inservice meeting last week and called it “‘F’ This.” Catchy title. Essentially, a large percentage of our students are failing and the thought is that there are things we could do to rech those kids, easy things and difficult things. This week, we met in departments to create plans to address the... read more

Authentic Opportunities To Write

In a stack of papers called Connections, Writing.

  • Dec
  • 08
  • 2005

I’ve been thinking about this entry for a while and it’s time I just put the ideas out there, even if they aren’t as polished as I want them to be.

Idea One

At a meeting on Monday, a friend of mine talked about giving his students “an essay in disguise” for Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha, wherein he would write a fake letter from the board banning... read more