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Poetry, Play-Doh, & Purposeful Play

It seems like some of my best lessons and most successful classroom activties strike at times when I’m less concerned about a perfect and tidy plan and more focused on student needs and engagement. It seems simple and obvious enough, but adjusting my “work barometer” is something I’m always trying Read more…

By karlahilliard, ago
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“It’s Like English Teacher Comic-Con!”: WVCTE Members Reflect on Attending the NCTE Convention

The NCTE Annual Convention took place this past weekend in Atlanta, GA.  WVCTE was there, representing the Mountain State and connecting, collaborating, and growing with English teachers from all over the country.  We asked our members who attended the conference to share some reflections about their experiences from this year’s Read more…

By karlahilliard, ago
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The Best Thing: Collaboration

By Karla Hilliard Background: Teaching can be a lonely job.  Ever have that stuck feeling? It’s just you, your brain, and some ideas that are either genius or ridiculous, there’s no telling which? Ever have the unfortunate realization that you are more or less constantly surrounded by teenagers and now Read more…

By karlahilliard, ago