Have a backup plan

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As I’ve moved to a remote platform, I’ve been reminded of the importance of having at least one backup lesson plan available for my students.  If my internet goes down . . . if my platform becomes unstable . . . if an individual student can’t participate remotely, I want to have a pertinent activity […]

Teaching transitions

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In the last couple of weeks, the students in my writing classes have focused on creating effective transitions.  I usually cover the basics in just one 75-minute class, and it’s rewarding to see how readily students can grasp and apply this skill.  I approach the lesson in four steps, focusing on transitions between paragraphs. First, […]