Tag: English language teaching

(Beautiful) Quotables from our students

In honor of summer break, it’s a good time for a little pleasure reading.  We’ve been collecting Quotables from our students for years now.  Some of them come to us in a first, second, or final draft.  Others show up in our students’ journals or on their writing finals. […]

First Day of Class Community Building

The first day of class can be a bit scary. New students shuffle in, nervously clutching registration papers.  After a quick glance at the room number, they take a seat, often far from each other.  Occasionally, a returning student will recognize a pal from the past, and after a joyful greeting, the friends sit close together. The new ones, […]

Editing through sound and movement

Teachers understand the value of active listening and active reading. In a writing class, there is also great value in active editing. For example, some teachers tell students to read their paper out loud to themselves in a quiet room. The idea is that sometimes it easier to […]