Social Class Reproduction

Four Rules for Teaching Writing:
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Always give writing assignments that

1. you will enjoy reading;
2. students will enjoy writing;
3. students will enjoy reading what others in the class have written
4. you will enjoy writing.

If any one of these conditions were not true, then it probably wasn't a very good assignment.

Advice I give to my students: When your words surprise you, you know you are writing.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Paul Thomas' Blog

Paul's last entry begins:
To High School English Teachers (and All Teachers)
All teachers are incredibly important, but high school English teachers will always have a special place in my heart. I am in my fourth decade as an educator, spending almost two decades as a public high school English teacher (many years coaching and teaching/advising journalism/newspaper as well) and now in my second decade as a...

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Paul Thomas' Blog

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