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The science of education should not be used to destroy the art of teaching or the love of learning.
 
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This is a short, 1-2 day lesson that examines the views Thoreau expressed in his famous "Civil Disobedience" essay. Students must respond individually, in partners, and groups. My students really get into this one, and often the discussions end only
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This is a PowerPoint I use to help explain ethos, pathos, logos. All the examples are from Martin Luther King's Letter From a Birmingham Jail.
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UPDATED! Now with unit calendar and visual assignment! Many of my students claim this is the most memorable book they have ever read for a class. A few years ago, I integrated Ruby Payne's ideas about poverty. My students--many of them from
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Do Dr. Nemur and Dr. Strauss behave ethically? Is Charlie Gordon capable of giving informed consent? In this short unit, students read and annotate an article from The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy defining Informed Consent. Then students
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This is an assignment for students to choose ten quotes from a list of more than 80 Emerson, Thoreau, and Longfellow quotes and create a unique presentation. I purposefully leave the format vague; students may create a movie, PowerPoint, Prezi,
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A 2:45 movie that is a slide show of 45 classic Depression era photographs set to Woody Guthrie's "I Ain't Got No Home."
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This is always one of the first lessons in my classes; it lets students know that we do things differently in my class and that their thinking is valued. Teaching students to ASK questions as opposed to having them provide answers is the best way
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This PowerPoint is an introduction for a unit over Realism. Thirty slides help students understand the progression from Romanticism to Realism and Naturalism.
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UPDATED! I've added more analysis and better instructions. If you have already bought this unit and have trouble downloading the update, contact me through TpT and I'll send it to you. This unit delves into the heart of why we study literature.
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This is a packet of five activities (including two writing assignments) for The Secret Life of Bees, but the activities could easily be adapted to any piece of literature. Although unnecessary for these activities, my QRQ PowerPoint might be helpful
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This is much more than an analysis of a visual. In addition to the art analysis worksheet to go along with Frederick Gerhard Becker's wood carving "John Henry's Hand," the unit contains a drawing assignment and a fill-in-the-blank writing assignment
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Activities included are Comparing & Contrasting Characters Venn diagram, Vocab War, Theme Statement Generator and Themes Around the Room, ASTDC paragraphs and a unit test.
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Vocab War is a strategy from Going Bohemian: How To Teach Writing Like You Mean It by Lawrence Baines and Anthony Kunkel. It is a fast-paced, dynamic classroom activity that builds student understandings of new vocabulary through exploration of
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Every Wednesday my students know to expect WWW--Worrisome Words Wednesdays--for their bell-ringer assignment. On Thursdays, I ask them to share their sentences and illustrate them on half-sheets of construction paper to help the students remember
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This is a PowerPoint I used as part of the introduction to To Kill a Mockingbird. It contains haunting photos and text of actual laws passed in several states with the purpose of ensuring segration of the races.
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This unit covers basic information about the early Middle Ages. Activities include research assignments and creative writing. Students present groups of Laisses as sportscasters calling a football game, a 60 Minutes newscast, a comic book, and a
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This lesson contains a letter by A.C. C. Thompson, written in response to Frederick Douglass's Narrative in which the author disputes Douglass's claims. It also includes Douglass's reply--via letter to William Lloyd Garrison--to Thompson's letter.
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Each spring, my seventh graders turned our school library in our rural, isolated town into their own “museum” filled with exhibits that displayed what they had learned in their research of the Holocaust. Popular with students, faculty, and parents,
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This is a Prezi I use for my Professional Development presentation to fellow educators. It provides two simple tools for visual analysis that can be used in any class, even math.
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This is a PowerPoint that explains QRQ: Quote, Response, Question. I assign QRQ's as reading journal entries and also as a "ticket" for participation in Socratic Seminar.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a 28-year veteran educator. I recently retired from the classroom and stayed retired for 60 days when I was asked to be a junior high literacy coach for Moore Public Schools. I have taught English to grades seven through eleven, college-level Composition I and II, Survival Reading for College, eighth grade and high school U.S. History, honors Oklahoma History and adult basic education/GED preparation. I have been a College Board Pre-AP consultant since 2003 and have presented at several summer institutes and one- and two-day conferences.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I LOVE working with teachers, helping them reach their full potential and providing resources and collaborating on units across the curriculum. I believe learning should be fun! I rarely use textbooks and love challenging my students and myself. My main goal as a teacher is to be a Facilitator of Learning. I believe that too often, in their misguided efforts at reform, people who are not teachers use the science of education (test data) to destroy the art of teaching and the love of learning. We should be celebrating and nurturing our students' natural gifts of curiosity and expression, not filling-in irrelevant blanks in a grammar book.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I hold a B.S. in Education (language arts and social studies) and a Master’s in Liberal Studies from the University of Oklahoma.

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