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Does anyone know how to go about starting a new group? I don't see on e for high school English teachers.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dani Aldrich Jan 20, 2010.

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Judy Perrone commented on Dani Aldrich's group High School Teachers
"I am using A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah in my PAP English I classes.  It is the first book in a long time that has really touched my students.  I have used it with other pieces to show to the plight of young people around the world. We…"
Nov 5, 2013
Susan Brummett commented on Dani Aldrich's group High School Teachers
"Looking for free articles for high school students to read? Kelly Gallagher posts free articles of the week to read and write about- archived articles included. These can be found at www.kellygallagher.org"
Jul 30, 2012
Dani Aldrich replied to SS Perkins's discussion Homework in the group High School Teachers
"I usually have a writing assignment scheduled for Friday and one year I assigned a rough draft of the prompt for HW on Thursday nights. It was optional but I gave them 10 points towards the final if they completed it. It helped my struggling writers…"
Jun 23, 2011
Dani Aldrich commented on Dani Aldrich's group High School Teachers
"Just bought a great book on Amazon by Harvey Daniels called, Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading: With More Than 75 Articles from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Car and Driver, Chicago Tribune, and Many Others."
Jun 23, 2011
Dani Aldrich replied to SS Perkins's discussion Homework in the group High School Teachers
"My experience has been that if you assign HW just for HW's sake then the kids won't do it and parents won't be supportive. However, if you assign HW that is meaningful (like math HW should be) then parents will have to get behind you…"
Jun 23, 2011
Dani Aldrich replied to SS Perkins's discussion Homework in the group High School Teachers
"I don't assign much homework because I know they don't do it. High school students have so many things going on, ie. Sports, cheer, student council, drama, jobs, etc. If I assigned it and gave them zeros for not completing it, most would…"
Jun 23, 2011
Dani Aldrich commented on Dani Aldrich's blog post New year, new semester.
"Great idea! I don't think my principal would like it though."
Jan 31, 2011
Lynn Hagen commented on Dani Aldrich's blog post New year, new semester.
"When I have a fairly large project due - like a paper -  we celebrate the day it's due with "Game Day".  I make popcorn and all the kids who are finished get to eat and play board games, like Scrabble, Pictionary,…"
Jan 31, 2011
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New year, new semester.

Does it seem like your students have already checked out mentally even though we just got back? Maybe it's just me but two weeks into the year I already have too many failing students. They just don't want to turn in their assignments and It seems I have two choices: let them turn in work late or give them zeros. I'd love to share some ideas that may have worked in your classrooms on how you manage this proble.
Jan 31, 2011
Dani Aldrich replied to Paul Jackson's discussion Review in the group High School Teachers
"That sounds like a good story. I've been working on one myself for years, might have to turn it into a collection of short stories. I'd like to take a look at it."
Jul 8, 2010
Paul Jackson replied to Dani Aldrich's discussion Back to School in the group High School Teachers
"Georgia, and the beginning of August."
Jul 8, 2010
Dani Aldrich replied to Dani Aldrich's discussion Back to School in the group High School Teachers
"What state are you in? When does school start for you?"
Jul 8, 2010
Dani Aldrich replied to Paul Jackson's discussion Review in the group High School Teachers
"What's it about?"
Jul 8, 2010
Paul Jackson replied to Dani Aldrich's discussion Back to School in the group High School Teachers
"One icebreaker I like to use is a variation of the ancient "What did you all do this summer." Have the critters take turns, and they have to say something they did that they think no one else might have done. Once a "thing" is…"
Jul 8, 2010
Paul Jackson commented on Dani Aldrich's group High School Teachers
"Several O'Henry stories make great mentor texts. You can find one to fit just about any student."
Jul 8, 2010
Dani Aldrich commented on Dani Aldrich's group High School Teachers
"Kelly, My favorite mentor text is a short story by Ray Bradbury called All Summer in a Day."
Jul 8, 2010

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New year, new semester.

Does it seem like your students have already checked out mentally even though we just got back? Maybe it's just me but two weeks into the year I already have too many failing students. They just don't want to turn in their assignments and It seems I have two choices: let them turn in work late or give them zeros. I'd love to share some ideas that may have worked in your classrooms on how you manage this proble.

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 1:50pm — 2 Comments

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At 6:19pm on January 27, 2010, Alice Maria Griffin said…
Hi Dani,

I live in Orlando and love it! Ironically, I am considering moving to Arizona next year.
 
 
 

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