Motivating Reluctant Writers

I will never forget Jacob. While abundant with thoughts and opinions, Jacob was a sailor stranded at sea during writing time. After a full year of writing instruction, I still don’t think I was able to truly teach him to be a stronger writer. For this, I will remember him. Now, Jacob was a great

Creating a Conspiracy – Disciplinary Literacy in Secondary Classrooms

Can you hear it now? Students saying, “Wait a second, that is the same thing we are doing in physics!” It’s every teacher’s dream: students who recognize that the thinking strategies they use in one class are the same thinking strategies used in other classes. It’s this type of “conspiracy” we want students to identify.