About Discourse: Part 1

This past school year, I thought a lot about discourse in the classroom – especially in my 9th-grade chemistry classes.  I use the Modeling Instruction approach to teaching and student discourse is a large part of that pedagogy.  One class was full of students who had managed to hold on to their natural curiosity about the… Continue Reading


The Importance of Being ConnectED

I have been thinking about making a website for a few years.  My husband has been (gently) pushing me to make it.  I have many twitter peeps who have suggested it.  Sometimes I tend to be a bit OCD.  I don’t get out of bed until the clock shows a minute number divisible by 5…. Continue Reading