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The Other F-Word

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This word may not conjure pleasant thoughts, but it’s an old word with an interesting history. And it makes a lot of us laugh, too.

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Why Are English Teachers So Unteachable?

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My headline is intentionally provocative. Sorry about that. I’m sure there are plenty of humble, teachable English teachers in the world. …

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What I Learned about Public Education from Subbing

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I used to be a teacher in a public high school here in Chesapeake, Virginia. This month, I went back as a substitute. Here’s the surprising thing I learned.

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What’s the Deal with Copywork and Dictation?

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Are the exercises of copywork and dictation necessary? Are they helpful? What’s the thinking behind these practices?

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Three Easy Strategies for Tying Writing to Learning

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Three simple strategies for using writing in various subjects to promote learning.

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