Why Grammar Instruction Does Not Improve Student Writing: How to Teach Writing and Grammar– This article explains (ie..some of the research is showing) how traditional isolated grammar lessons does not lend to significant student growth in their writing. They are wanting to sell a product to help, but the article has some good points.

Teaching Writing and Grammar: Writer’s Workshop, Spiraling Writing Curriculum, Authentic Writing, and Isolated Skill Drills– This post is next in the series and offers some thoughts on Writer’s Workshop

How to Get Started With Genius Hour for Elementary Classrooms?– Erin Klein offers some pointers to get started with Genius Hour

Can We Stop Saying “a PBL”?– John Larmer of Buck Institute writes about why it is not helpful to high quality PBL to refer to it as “a” PBL.

Self-Paced Learning: How One Teacher Does It– Jennifer Gonzalez (Cult of Pedagogy) shares an interesting approach one teacher uses in her class.

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Derrick

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