Distance Learning

Distance Learning & Rumbling with Discomfort

I’ve been thinking a lot about something my maw-maw used to say. These near five weeks of social distancing and wobbly online learning have reminded me of how I sometimes felt as a new mom—that overwhelming frustration and resignation when the baby would whine and cry and fuss without end. If we were having a day like this, my new baby squirming out of my arms in supreme dissatisfaction, Maw-maw would nudge me, in the way only a grandmother can and say, “Well honey, how do you feel when you’re tired or hungry? You’re not very happy either.”

By karlahilliard, ago
Appalachian Studies

Look at Me Lines

By Jessica Salfia On April 20-21, 2018 WVCTE co-hosted along with NWP@WVU our first annual WVELA conference. This event featured some incredible teachers, speakers, presenters, and writers who inspired the ELA teachers of West Virginia all weekend. (And don’t worry–a blog post laden with ALL the #WVELA18 reflections and feels Read more…

By Jessica Salfia, ago

Watcha Gonna Do? WORDBUSTING!

By MK Jarvis   Every once in awhile a really cool strategy comes along that I know will help hone my students’ writing skills.  While perusing our old Elements of Language textbook I ran across something called wordbusting (Cue Ray Parker, Jr. because I know you’re singing that song!). Some Read more…

By karlahilliard, ago