Archive for 12/8/14

Thank you to Brianna Crowley, @akamsccrowley, for hosting last night’s chat which was focused on the best digital tools for English classrooms.   Link to archive.

Archive for 12/1/14

Thank you to Shawna Coppola for hosting tonight’s fascinating chat about visual literacy in our classrooms.  Be sure to check out the archive for some great ideas!     Link to archive.

Guest Post from Shawna Coppola

Hello #engchat friends!  Do you consider yourself visually literate? What about the students with whom you work? Sunni Brown, author of THE DOODLE REVOLUTION, says that students “seem to lose their visual language capacity as they embrace letters & numbers.”  Do you agree? What implications does our traditional emphasis on text and numbers in school ...

Archive for 11/17/14

It’s almost time for the annual NCTE convention!  Tonight’s chat was all about the convention- advice for first-timers, not-to-be-missed sessions, and fun to be had.  It’s a huge archive packed with information!   And a huge congratulations to #engchat founder Meeno Rami, who will be receiving the @ncte_cel Innovative Leadership Award!   Link to archive.

Archive for 11/10/14

Tonight’s chat, led by Aileen Hower, is just brimming with important information.  As more teachers find themselves teaching students on the autism spectrum we need to talk about how we can best support these students in the humanities.  Be sure to check out the archive for some great ideas and strategies.   Link to archive.

Guest Post from Aileen Hower

More and more, educators are finding themselves with the opportunity to teach students who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, without necessarily having an understanding of how these students best learn, especially in the English/Language Arts classroom. While they may have a particular giftedness for math, music, or art, these gifts don’t always ...

Archive for 11/3/14

The five-paragraph essay is always a controversial topic, but Michelle Stein (@SteinatDavis) did a fantastic job leading the group through a thought-provoking chat.     Link to archive.

Archive for 10/20/14

Thanks to @TannyMcG for hosting tonight’s #engchat!  Dig into the archive to learn more about creativity in the classroom.   Link to archive.

Archive for 10/13/14

Thanks to @csloan for hosting tonight’s #engchat!  October is Connected Educator Month so this week’s chat focused on our connected students.   Link to archive.

Archive for 10/6/14

Thanks to @MiaZamoraPhD  for hosting tonight’s chat which focused on the maker movement and its relationship wth writing and writing pedagogy.   Link to archive.