Category Archives: out and about

IATE Fall Conference

I just got back from presenting at IATE’s fall conference.  I’m always honored by the people that come to listen to what’s worked well in my classroom and I hope I can save others some time and frustration.  If you’re new to Next Time Teaching, the teal start button to the right is a great place to start and the handouts that I presented are all on the resources page.  In the coming weeks, I’ll be posting more resources and sharing some new ones that I discovered at the conference.

Some things that have stuck with me from the conference: Continue reading

DuPage County Institute Day Presentation

Yesterday I presented at the DuPage county-wide institute day for “Celebrating Language Arts” based on “How Reading Makes Us More Human.”  My focus was “Expanding Your Teaching Toolbox: Classroom Activities to Promote Engagement, Critical Thinking and Close Reading of Any Text” and I gave a version of it at NCTE a few years ago with colleagues.  Yesterday I was flying solo. Continue reading