August 8, 2018
Alex contributed classroom tips and anecdotes to Leila Christenbury and Ken Lindblom's new book for NCTE.
August 14, 2017
Alex contributed student work samples, feedback, and photography in the second edition of Judy Dodge's classic: 25 Quick Formative Assessments for a Differentiated Classroom.
May 31, 2017
Alex writes book reviews for NCTE's English Journal.
Read Alex's reviews:
Paul Tough's Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why
January 31, 2017
Alex created and produced the new "Teacher on the Street" segment for NCTE's Voices from the Middle Podcast.
Episode 1 (Literacy in 2017)
Episode 2 (Student Voice & Choice)
Episode 3 (Student Feedback on Writing)
November 1, 2016
Alex shares his experiences developing and facilitating a teen activism class. He reviews a "Time Travel Interview" activity that promotes empathy and inquiry.
October 25, 2016
Humor is a powerful tool that can enrich learning and improve classroom culture. Alex explores four simple strategies to foster humor in secondary classrooms.
Read Laugh to Learn on Heinemann's Digital Campus
October 14, 2016
Two of Alex's performance tasks are featured in Kristen Hawley Turner and Troy Hicks' groundbreaking book on argumentative writing in the 21st Century.
November 17, 2015
Alex contributed strategies and classroom anecdotes to Andrea Honigsfeld and Judy Dodge's masterfully written book.
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!
Continuing the Journey: Becoming a Better Teacher of Literature and Informational Texts
25 Quick Formative Assessments for a Differentiated Classroom (2nd Edition)
English Journal Book Reviews
NCTE's Voices from the Middle Podcast: Teacher on the Street
Narrative Glue: Strategies for Memoir, Argument, and Other Nonfiction
Laugh to Learn:
Fostering Humor in the Secondary Classroom
Argument in the Real World:
Teaching Adolescents to Read and Write Digital Texts
Core Instructional Routines:
Go-To Structures for the 6-12 Classroom
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