Archive for 2/8/16

Tonight Chris Lehman (@ichrislehman) was our awesome guest host and #engchat was packed full of inspiring teachers and ideas.  Be sure to check out the archive to learn more about Writing with Sources!     Link to archive.

Archive for 1/11/16

In tonight’s #engchat @pennykittle asked us to focus on “Leading Readers & Writers to Independence & Confidence…Where are we? What adjustments will we make for semester 2?” From 7pm-8pm, Penny Kittle led us in an hour of reflection as we looked back on the first semester and forward to the second.  Thank you to Penny for joining us! ...

Archive for 12/7/15

Thanks to Sarah Krajewski for hosting last night’s awesome chat focused on discussion in the English classroom! Link to archive.

Guest post from Sarah Krajewski

Sarah Krajewski (@SHKrajewski) will host #engchat on December 7th.  Below is a guest post introducing the topic of the night’s chat:     When I first started teaching, I was given classroom management “tips” by the senior teachers in my department. They suggested that I keep any group work small and manageable, and to stay ...

Archive for 11/9/15

Thank you to Aileen Hower (@aileenhower) for hosting tonight’s chat!  Be sure to check out the archive for strategies and ideas for working with ELLs.   Link to archive.

Guest Post from Aileen Hower

Strategies and techniques to support reading and writing skills with English Learners   As our classrooms grow more diverse, teachers need to have great conversations about “what works” in their classroom (including digital tools) to engage, honor, and support ELs’ diversity and English literacy skills. This video speaks of the importance of this work, and helping English ...

Archive for 10/5/15

Thank you to Kristen H. Turner  (@teachKHT) and Troy Hicks (@hickstro) for hosting tonight’s chat!  Check out the archive for lots of great info about connected reading!   Link to archive.

Guest Post from Kristen Turner and Troy Hicks

Guest Post from Kristen Turner and Troy Hicks
Recently, a friend of Kristen’s on Facebook posted a GIF that showed the evolution of a desk.  In 1980 the desk was covered with items: books, newspapers, magazines; a fax, phone, stapler and tape dispenser; a rolodex, clock, globe, calendar, and bulletin board; and a computer and phone.  One by one the items on the ...

Archive for 9/14/15

Thank you to @shawnacoppola for kicking off a great year of #engchat! Tonight we focused on being subversive and rocking the boat a little. You can view the Storify archive embedded below or by clicking this link. [View the story “#engchat archive 9/14/15″ on Storify]

First #engchat of the school year!

Our first #engchat of the school year will be held next Monday, September 14th, at 7pm.  It will be hosted by Shawna Coppola (@shawnacoppola). The remainder of the schedule is being tweaked and will be published in the next few days.    Hello #engchat friends!   As educators, we tend to be natural rule-followers. We ...