We need to help our students dig deeper into the text.  We want them to understand–to make connections, to be able to explain what they’ve read, to use this knowledge after they’ve left our classrooms.

Every morning I get up a few hours before anyone else in my house. I use this quiet time to read, think, write, and drink coffee–it’s my time. It’s also a lonely time. Sometimes solitude is good, but other times I wish there was someone with whom to share the a-ha moments. Hence, I keep […]

The simplicity and flexibility of the simple single-point rubric make it a win-win for students and teachers.

“The most difficult thing is to try to forget what is in your memory and re-approach.”

If only I had the answer. I don’t think anyone does, but here are a few ideas that might help.

“Focus on…what’s right instead of what’s wrong.”