Archive | March 2013

Professionals Against Machine Scoring Of Student Essays In High-Stakes Assessment

Professionals Against Machine Scoring Of Student Essays In High-Stakes Assessment

Several writing assessment scholars and English educators (Maja Wilson, Linda Christensen, Bob Broad, Rich Haswell, Bill Condon, and Julie Cheville) drafted this petition against the use of machine scoring in high stakes standardized testing. Please read and consider signing.


What’s Wrong with the Punitive Education Reform Movement

I took at class from Maja Wilson 2 years ago at the UNH Literacy Institute. She is an amazing, strong, opinionated educator who truly opened up my eyes. This film cannot come out soon enough.

“Who dares to t…

“Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.”

~ John Cotton Dana

Conversation Education

Talking through what it means to lead a literate life and beyond.

Moving Writers

Move the writing. Move the writer.

Three Teachers Talk

Teacher-Mentors with Insights, Ideas, and Resources for Secondary Readers & Writers Workshop

Used Books in Class

because reading makes us human

The Ugly Volvo

Attempts at Adulthood

Hand in the Dark

Finding the Light in the Darkness and the Darkness in the Light


Fiction writer, radical educator, homeschooling pro


The musings of a mom-teacher-runner person with much to say about little

The Inspired Classroom

Get Inspired, Be Inspiring

teacher's podium

Teachers talk teaching.

Nerdy Book Club

A community of readers

To Make a Prairie

A blog about reading, writing, teaching and the joys of a literate life