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Class: How Good Did We Make It?

Recently, I wrote about how I created a class where the quality of it was tied to student participation. I gave students three quests that they could participate in. The quests varied in terms of workload and, therefore, how much XP was made available. The question I posed (to myself) was, “What if no one …

Pop-Up Quests

Recently, one of my students told me that she was enjoying the pop-up quests I had incorporated into our class. I hadn’t really thought about it that way, but she was right. I was using pop-up quests. Pop-up quests are exactly what they sound like – quests that pop-up in response to a given moment. …

Silence as Success

    The next few posts will look at the role of silence in relation to students with academic reading difficulties. I’ll be sharing what I have learned about why some students chose to remain silent and limit their interactions with texts in class. Last week, I shared how some students use silence as a …

Welcome!

I am excited to start this blog and engage in what I think will be very exciting and rewarding work. This blog has two main purposes: (a) to share and discuss current issues in literacy research and instruction as it is relevant to educators (b) to provide insights into the work that goes on in …