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Yo, I'm Jill... ;-)
I've been keepin' it real in the classroom since 2004... I live on coffee and lesson planning, and teaching is my absolute superpower.
Alright, street cred...
I taught a lot of students, I taught a lot of teachers, I wrote a pretty cool book, and I published + consulted some curriculum for some rather legit peeps... (blah, blah, blah...check the BIO ;)
But here's what I *really* need to tell you...
I am crazy-passionate about teaching high school, but I'm *also* crazy-passionate about rethinking the way we teach high school. I freaking love being an educator, and I've learned a heck of a lot through my professional experiences and opportunities...
But #truth, I've had to un-learn a lot, too...
There is SO much room for improvement in our field, yet it's super easy to get caught up in the confines of a comfortable curriculum...the kind that's easy to teach and easier to measure.
So in a system that's 100+ years old (yet virtually unchanged), I'm on a m i s s i o n to move the academic needle forward.
Specifically, I'm all up in your digital space to create and share updated ways for teaching writing, so high school ELA teachers can meet local and national standards while also cultivating what matters MOST for today’s 21st century learners and tomorrow’s innovative leaders.
It's time to go rogue, and get real, yo...
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If you are just getting started with writing instruction, and need a simple guide for amping up argumentation skills in your classroom, The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Arguments is for you!
A truncated chapter from my Cambridge University Press course book, AS Level English General Paper 8021, the content in this handy PDF has been endorsed by Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE), so it is peer-reviewed and positively packed with valuable pointers!
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18 AUGUST 2018
In this post, you'll get acquainted with my most powerful tool for teaching the basics of argument development...behold, the 'tree of reasoning' strategy! This is a core activity for the 'make writing' mentality here at edPioneer, so get hip to it, will ya?!
9 SEPTEMBER 2016
Students who think critically about globally issues do so by examining the topic from multiple points of view. This post offers instructional strategies for building student empathy for perspectives beyond their own.
5 SEPTEMBER 2016
Help students generate ideas and narrow the focus of their essays through this classic activity known as the 'Hand Approach.'
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