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07.29.18 An Excerpt from Chapter Two of Reading Reconsidered

Lately I’ve been posting some excerpts from Reading Reconsidered here on Field Notes.  Today I’m posting a section from Chapter 2, which is about Close Reading.  The segment I’ve chosen deals with the idea of Establishing Meaning–making sure that students understand the full text and its nuances before you jump fully in to analysis.  Colleen, Erica…


07.03.18 Announcing Our 2018-2019 Workshops: Registration is Open

Learn alongside colleagues from around the country. I’m happy to announce our schedule of 2018-2019 Train the Trainer workshops. Unlike in the past year you can register starting now for any of the workshops all year long. (Our Check for Understanding workshop, slated for October in London, is the one exception as we are still working…


06.30.18 England Reflections 1: Role Play and Practice are Different

  I’m sitting at Heathrow Airport after a pretty amazing four days in England where Colleen Driggs and I had the pleasure of working with teachers in Folkestone and Plymouth (Ivybridge, actually) as well as visiting the amazing Torquay Academy. It was great working with UK teachers. They’re always reflective and insightful, serious about their subject…