Teaching Tips: How to Make Clear and Fair Rubrics Part I

Rubrics can be extremely useful in teaching, and this is part one in discussing how to create clear and fair rubrics.

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Teaching Tips: Secrets to Making Major Assignments

As I said last week, I’m doing a series of posts that I hope will help new teachers and that will show students some of the tricks of the trade so that they can maybe figure out how to work with teachers and do well in “the system.” This week’s post discusses how to craft major assignments (as if you couldn’t tell by the title).

This is So Gucci: Bringing Back Literary Allusions

It seems like where literary references once reigned supreme, they now have been usurped by phrases invented by reality TV stars and YouTubers. I’m not necessarily saying that the new colloquialisms are bad. However, I think that we should bring back the literary references too. You know, let the old and new intermingle together to create a hodgepodge of cultural references. Here are some literary references that I think we should use more often so that they don’t become forgotten.

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