Arts-based ELA: Unleashing Student Voice and Academic Skills
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by Michelle Waters
3w ago
In years past, teachers were seen as the authoritative, all-knowing figure who determined a student's success with their choices of literature, assignments, and tests.  As you might remember from your own school years, this type of power struggle didn't benefit all the students. If anything, many students became less engaged in classroom discussion and viewed ..read more
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Building Trust in the Classroom: Understanding Black Culture and Overcoming Labels
reThink ELA Podcast
by Michelle Waters
5M ago
I'm thrilled to welcome fellow University of Oklahoma Ph.D. program student Christine Chapman to discuss some important steps to building trust in the classroom. This topic is especially important to me as a White woman serving diverse communities. I know this topic is important outside of my context since 80 percent of public school teachers ..read more
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ReThink ELA #021: Building School Culture: Observe Your Students to Learn How To Teach Them
reThink ELA Podcast
by Michelle Waters
5M ago
How often do you think about the culture of your school, or even your classroom? Is it a place where different opinions are welcome? Or do your students feel like they need to tailor their assignments to please your viewpoint? Andre Daughty has spent many years of his career teaching teachers and administrators about how important ..read more
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ChatGPT In English Class: Using AI Writers As Thinking Partners
reThink ELA Podcast
by Michelle Waters
5M ago
How do you feel about using ChatGPT in English classes? I know, that's a loaded question with lots of teacher reactions running the gamut from loving the idea of learning something new to dreading the day students will use this tool to cheat on their writing assignments.  Even if you had a middle-of-the-road reaction, I invite ..read more
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Going Gradeless: How to Show Evidence of Learning without Ranking and Sorting Students
reThink ELA Podcast
by Michelle Waters
5M ago
The idea of "going gradeless" in today's traditional schools is a new concept to parents but one that will ensure their children learn instead of simply learning for the sake of passing a test. My guest is Deanna Lough who has taught for the better part of two decades, at both middle and high school levels ..read more
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ReThink ELA #019: Online Safety Training Is An Important Literacy For Students
reThink ELA Podcast
by Michelle Waters
5M ago
Note: Scroll down to access the podcast player. As wonderful as the internet is in today's modern world, it also provides a host of threats that students don't understand or don't want to believe can affect them. Online safety training is one area of knowledge that seems to fall upon ELA teachers to dispense, simply ..read more
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ReThink ELA #020: Increase Adolescent Writing Motivation with a Student Newspaper
reThink ELA Podcast
by Michelle Waters
5M ago
Sticking to your "tried and true" writing prompts can make your workflow easier, but when it comes to adolescent writing motivation, sometimes a change of pace is necessary.  Just because last year's class loved what you presented doesn't mean that this year's class will find the same motivation to share their stories. In today's episode, I ..read more
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ReThink ELA #017: Project VOICE: Showing Students the Relevance of Writing
reThink ELA Podcast
by Michelle Waters
5M ago
Note: Scroll down to access the podcast player.When it comes to inspiring kids to write, it's one thing for a teacher to praise students for their skills and creativity but it's another thing entirely to SHOW them that they can become a published author. And that's exactly what Project VOICE aims to do. Jamie Hinds and ..read more
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ReThink ELA #018: English Teachers: How To Get Your Writing Published
reThink ELA Podcast
by Michelle Waters
5M ago
Note: Scroll down to access the podcast player. I’m pleased to be joined by a repeat guest today, Dr. Jennie Hanna. You might remember she was a guest on Episode 16 where we talked about how to make military children feel safe and seen in the classroom when so many feel they should recede into ..read more
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ReThink ELA #015: Engaging Rural Students in Your ELA Classroom
reThink ELA Podcast
by Michelle Waters
5M ago
When choosing literature for your students to read and discuss, there's always much discussion about selecting books in which the students can see themselves. When they can relate to the characters in a book -- due to their environment, character traits, or life experiences -- students become more interested in the larger discussion. However, many teachers ..read more
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