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Head2Head: Teaching Students to Argue the Right Way

January 30, 2009


Generally, students are trotting off to college, unprepared to meet academic demands. Professors–followed soon by employers–demand that students be able to construct an argument.  It’s no wonder many students fall short. Constructing an argument requires students to be critical readers and thinkers and skilled writers: They must first be adept at inquiry, able to explore […]

Whoa, Wiki: Collaborative Text Analysis

October 12, 2008


This week, in my AP English Language class I dabbled in a bit of 21st century learning. Having assigned a text to read as homework, I had students discuss it-not face-to-face as we normally do in class-but online using a wiki.  Working in teams, they collaboratively analyzed the texts, arriving at a deeper understanding of […]