How to Value Personal Time While Providing Great Feedback

As an English teacher, teaching writing and supporting developing writers is paramount. I want to see my students write regularly and hone their skills to communicate meaningful ideas. However, every essay means time for me to read, make comments, and this usually means sacrificing hours of personal time. According to The Washington Post, the average … Continue reading How to Value Personal Time While Providing Great Feedback

Providing Feedback to Writers with Patty McGee – TG²Cast Episode 1

This episode features an interview with Patty McGee, author of the book Feedback That Moves Writers Forward.

Now’s the Time to Put It All Together

As the school year approaches, my anxiety begins to take hold. Knowing there will be 125 or so new faces staring up at me, expecting me to inspire them keeps me awake at night. After 20 years of teaching, I would think this feeling would have diminished. But it hasn't. So I spend my waking … Continue reading Now’s the Time to Put It All Together

From Hostility to Community

In our dream we have limitless resources, and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hand. The present educational conventions fade from our minds; and, unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive rural folk. We shall not try to make these people or any of … Continue reading From Hostility to Community

TG² Reads: Peer Feedback in the Classroom

Peer Feedback in the Classroom: Empowering  Students to be the Experts by Starr Sackstein Paperback 131 pages   It is said the one doing the talking is the one doing the learning. So why should the teacher be the only one providing all the feedback in the classroom? Starr Sackstein's new book Peer Feedback in the … Continue reading TG² Reads: Peer Feedback in the Classroom