A Few Choice Words

I just finished reading and commenting on student responses to the daily writing prompts in my junior English class for last week, a responsibility I take seriously.  I’ve struggled this year with finding a good way to encourage my students to write something regularly.  I don’t grade grammar or punctuation.  In fact, I don’t grade […]

What Are You Good At?

Too many of my students have failed in the past, and not just academically.  Many have suffered rejection or have been taken advantage of by others.  Some have been hurt by the very people who should have been protecting them. School starts tomorrow, and I want to begin the year by letting my students know […]