Guest Post from Allison Marchetti (@allisonmarchett) and Rebekah O’Dell (@rebekahodell1)

In an age of standards, how can teachers bring the creativity and vitality of a writing workshop into the secondary classroom?  How can teachers devote meaningful, consistent time to writing instruction while balancing the demands of literature study, independent reading, test preparation, and a standardized curriculum? For next week’s #engchat conversation (3/16/15 at 7 PM ...

Archive for 3/2/15

Thank you to Jim Burke for facilitating tonight’s discussion.  Jim, always inspiring, led a fantastic discussion about academic moves.   Link to archive.

Archive for 2/16/15

An exciting #engchat tonight full of authors, readers, and teachers!  @_briank_ led us in a fascinating conversation about podcasting and writing for the ear. Be sure to check out the archive!   Link to archive.

Archive for 2/9/15

Building a student learning network.  What does it mean?  How do you begin?  Kristin Ziemke Teacher, traveler, & Heinemann author, led tonight’s chat.  Check out the archive, as the chat moved exceptionally fast!   Link to archive.

Archive for 2/2/15

Tonight’s topic, AP Lit, fostered a great conversation.  Thank you to @talksWteachers for hosting!   Link to archive.

Guest Post from Brian Sztabnik

AP Literature and Composition provides students with the opportunity to examine literature closely and critically on a college level. As students work with rich, imaginative literature across many genres, they build the skills of analysis, examining the way in which meaning is created. As English teachers of all levels, we can help more students fulfill ...

Archive for 11/12/15

Tonight’s hosts, @hickstro and @jeremybballer, shared some strategies from their book, Create, Compose, Connect! Reading, Writing and Learning with Digital Tools (Routledge/Eye on Education, 2014). They also engaged the rest of the #engchat participants in a conversation about the best ways to embrace technology while encouraging literacy.   Archive link.

Guest Post from Jeremy Hyler and Troy Hicks

As more and more students bring mobile devices to school, we have more opportunities (and challenges) to teach reading and writing, speaking and listening. For next week’s #engchat conversation (1/12/15 at 7:00 PM EST), join co-authors Jeremy Hyler (@Jeremybballer) and Troy Hicks (@hicsktro) as they share some strategies from their book, Create, Compose, Connect! Reading, ...

Archive for 1/5/15

Happy New Year, #engchat!  Thank you, Gina Sipley, for hosting our first chat of 2015.  Tonight’s topic, “Bridging the K-12 to Higher Ed Gap” brought about a lot of discussion.  Be sure to check it out!   Link to archive.

Happy New Year, #engchat and a guest post from Gina Sipley

Happy New Year, #engchat and a guest post from Gina Sipley
  Happy New Year to you friends! I hope you’re excited about another year of our conversations and a chance to learn from one and another.   Gina Sipley is kicking off our first #engchat of 2015. Please read her post below:   Happy New Year #engchat! We’re kicking off 2015 with a discussion about ...