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November 22, 2011

Pop Culture's Place in the Classroom

This will be my last writeup on NCTE. Overall, I have to say it was an impressive conference, especially content-wise (the logistics were a bit hectic for me, but perhaps that's to be expected with about 7,000 attendees and 50 concurrent sessions during each time slot). On Friday, three high school...

November 22, 2011

NCTE Pushes Collaboration With New Literacy Education Center

Take a look at Catherine Gewertz's blog post about the new National Center for Literacy Education, which NCTE announced the launch of at its conference. NCLE will offer free Web-based resources for teachers on the Literacy and Learning Exchange starting in 2012, as well as recognize and support scho...

November 21, 2011

Formative Assessment Keys: Feedback, Feed Forward

The NCTE conference has ended. Now that I'm no longer chasing presenters between hotels or waiting in crowded lobbies for crawling elevators, I'll catch up on some blogging. At a session titled "Linking Assessment and Instruction," Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey, both education professors at San Di...

November 19, 2011

Teacher Talk, 'Kids,' and the Power of Advertisement

Live from NCTE in Chicago A few musings from the last two days. • One of my favorite things about being here is listening in on English teacher side chatter. Between sessions, on the shuttle, and at meals, there's talk of allusions, metaphors, and most of all books—from A Tale of Two Cit...

November 18, 2011

Coupling Math and Writing

Live from NCTE in Chicago In a session called "A Marriage of Math and Reading," two ELA teachers and their math-teacher husbands described the beginnings of a collaborative research study on the effects of incorporating writing into math class. (Despite the title, there wasn't much talk of reading ...

November 18, 2011

Live From NCTE in Chicago

Just a quick heads up that I'll be doing some blogging from the National Council of Teachers of English's annual conference, which is being held over the next couple of days in Chicago. I just got out of the first keynote address by the ever-present Linda Darling-Hammond. In front of a packed ballr...


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