Truly artful analysis takes a good deal of practice to master. Offer students many steps to show they know how to do it. Start with a visual. Ask them what they notice. Then ask them to write about it. Move to a movie and do the same or an advertisement of a primary document or mathematical equation. The more practice students get, the more adept they will become at doing it.

Writing fully developed body paragraphs helps students to communicate their ideas thoroughly. Slowing the process down to help students take the task in pieces will ensure their best work. Read on to see how and stay tuned for the next piece about summarizing versus analyzing coming soon.

Read the first part in a mini-series about crafting literature analysis papers. This post specifically addresses writing engaging and thoughtful introductory paragraphs that move away from mere summary and embrace the writer's voice.

This voice is the important and knowledgeable built-in device we all have that helps us recognize danger or aids in making quick decisions.

Norming expectations around student learning is essential to being able to take data and use it on a bigger level to ensure progress as a school. If all stakeholders understand what success looks like and we have examples to point students and teachers too, the outcome can only be better

How do you maintain your busy calendar and stay organized? Please share

Although we don't need a holiday to express our gratitude, read on to hear what students are most grateful for this year in school.

They say the best way to learn is to teach and that's why we put such a high emphasis in the classroom om giving students the power to work with each other.

Not all learning spaces are the same. What are you preparing students for? Read on to see how we can narrow the gap between college and high school.

Do you want to expand the reach of your writing and develop a killer audience? Check out Triberr for amplification of your work. It's free and easy to use. Read more here to learn about what Triberr can do for you.

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