Ben Keenan

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Ben Keenan
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By Ben Keenan
As a classroom teacher, every second matters. Sometimes I need a quick sign if lieu of writing out by hand the same message (multiple times to boot). This product is a simple and practical collection of 8.5" X 11" signs, each page containing a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classroom Management
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Professional Documents, Posters
$1.99
12 ratings
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By Ben Keenan
As a classroom teacher, every second matters. Sometimes I need a quick sign if lieu of writing out by hand the same message (multiple times to boot). This product is a simple and practical collection of 8.5" X 11" signs, each page containing a
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th
Types:
Other, Printables, Posters
$1.99
8 ratings
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By Ben Keenan
As a classroom teacher, every second of class and every square inch of my board matter. Sometimes I need a quick sign in lieu of writing out by hand the same message (and rewriting . . . and rewriting). This product is a simple and practical
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
10th, Homeschool
Types:
Classroom Forms, Graphic Organizers, For Principals & Administrators
$1.99
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.72 MB)
By Ben Keenan
In my classroom every second of the period and every square inch of my board matter. Sometimes I need a quick sign in lieu of writing out by hand the same message (and rewriting . . . and rewriting). This product is a simple and practical collection
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
12th
Types:
Professional Documents, Classroom Forms, Posters
$1.99
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.80 MB)
By Ben Keenan
This lesson taps into the rhetorical power behind NBA star LeBron James’ 2014 announcement that he would return to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. His announcement, and the medium he chose to communicate his announcement (a letter posted on the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts
$5.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Ben Keenan
In my classroom every second of the period and every square inch of my board matter. Sometimes I need a quick sign in lieu of writing out by hand the same message (and rewriting . . . and rewriting). This product is a simple and practical collection
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Classroom Forms
$1.99
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.62 MB)
By Ben Keenan
This resource is intended to engage students in group discussion by prompting them to focus on specific elements of style analysis, rhetorical analysis, and argument composition. Using the oversized cubes, students take turns rolling a specific
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Literature Circles
$2.89
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By Ben Keenan
Thanks to enterprises like Netflix, YouTube and Amazon, we are living in a golden age of documentary film. What better way to introduce students to the power of rhetoric than through a documentarian's passionate argument? This lesson offers
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Visual Arts
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Handouts
CCSS:
W.11-12.8
FREE
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.28 MB)
By Ben Keenan
This lesson offers students the opportunity to explore the difference between the destructive effects of raw, polarizing conflict and the potential collaborative value of the constructive conflict found in skillful discussion. Students will first
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Character Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$3.50
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Blessed to have taught at Pearsall High School (ELA 9th, 10th, 11th) Alamo Heights High School (ELA 9th, 10th, 11th, AP Lang.)

MY TEACHING STYLE

Designer and facilitator of engaging work. Humor, novelty, authenticity, class discussion, affirmation and movement are high on my priority list.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Spotlight on Engagement AHISD November 2013 http://ahisd41.ahisd.net/users/ppawlikperales/weblog/0f886/Spotlight_on_Engagement_FIL.html Johnnie Eng Fund for Teaching Excellence 2015

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in English Literature from Grove City College (Grove City, PA)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Married to the love of my life, father of three boys (9, 7, 5), Steelers and Spurs fan, part-time running enthusiast (the part when it's done).

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