Teaching Inquiry Strategies to Improve Students’ Writing

My favourite part of teaching English has always been the freedom that comes with teaching it. As an educator, I never feel like I am bound to specific rules or instructional strategies when it comes to teaching writing to students. As explained in Reading & Writing in the Disciplines, writing is a process that students … Continue reading Teaching Inquiry Strategies to Improve Students’ Writing

“Why is your point important?” On the importance of Analysis in Writing

This post was originally published on The Writing Project's Blog. When we write, it’s important that we try and think about the reason why you’re writing your point. This helps us to stay focused on making our point clear to the reader, and helps to push our thinking to the next level. Instead of focusing … Continue reading “Why is your point important?” On the importance of Analysis in Writing

How to Give Constructive Feedback to Students

This is a guest post by Ethan Miller. Ethan is a dedicated private ESL teacher. Apart from his passion for teaching, Ethan loves to write and holds a degree in creative writing. When he is not teaching or writing his book, Ethan loves to blog and is a huge fan of educational technology. You can check out his blog Essay Writing Tips … Continue reading How to Give Constructive Feedback to Students

Teaching Students to Analyze Sources of Information

As a result of the civil war in Syria, more than 4 million people have fled Syria since the conflict started. This situation, along with war and injustice in other countries such as Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan, Sudan and many more, has resulted in a global refugee crisis. As refugees seek to move to safer places, … Continue reading Teaching Students to Analyze Sources of Information

My #Workflow: An Interview with @RoyanLee

My interview with Royan Lee about my Workflow. The #MyWorkflow series asks educators who are active creators on social media to share how they do their work. Today we speak to Rusul Alrubail, a renaissance educator who does just about everything. Currently dedicated to being a full time mother to her beautiful daughters, Rusul remains … Continue reading My #Workflow: An Interview with @RoyanLee

Using Poetry to Facilitate Discussions

This post was originally published on Annenberg Learner Blog. “If you present poetry as if it were castor oil, no one will be interested. Instead, teachers can approach it as something fun, and also explore poetry that connects to the students and their lives (as opposed to choosing poetry that they feel “should” be studied).” … Continue reading Using Poetry to Facilitate Discussions