Setting the tone of academic writing

There is a lot of nonsense talked about “academic writing” in some circles. A central myth is that it needs to be “complex”. In fact, […]

Ten things that you should know about …

As a writing “warm up” for the Student Guides to Internet Learning Tools that my students are going to be writing and publishing, I asked Tia and […]

Spring into Magnetic Poetry Activities

Looking for a super cool and useful spring-time activity to utilize in your classroom? Then all you gotta do is snag a copy of my Spring […]

Shared Reflections With a Graduating Senior

What has kept me here almost forty years is not the buildings but the traditions, the faculty, staff, administrative, and trustee friendships–and the students. I asked one […]

Making Science: When Does Spaghetti Become a Light Ray?

For the past few years, we have been fortunate to work together in a scientific inquiry class. Bringing together science faculty and composition faculty makes […]

A Note on Details: Which versus What?

When writing multiple choice questions, do you ever wonder whether the stem should read “what option should you choose” or “which option should you choose”? […]

Make a Visual Statement with QuotesCover.com

If you’re a regular visitor to my blog, you have probably noticed that I often share tools and resources that can help teachers spark student […]

Meet Cristi, Founder of Tallahassee Teen Magazine

FLVS student Cristi McKee has been a member of the Creative Writing Club since 2012 and is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of Tallahassee Teen Magazine. […]

My Writing Timeline

This post was written by Natalie, a student in the FLVS Creative Writing Club. When I was much, much younger, I saw writing as a […]

How the ‘Pre-Professionals’ Title Gives High Schoolers the Upper Hand

The high school years are a time for discovering oneself — learning strengths and weaknesses, identifying dreams and goals for the future, developing key communication […]

Writing For Purpose: 5 Ways To Use Technology To Give Children A Genuine Audience.

When announcing a writing task, on a number of occasions, I have been asked by my students, “Why do we have to do this?” It’s […]

Get Lucky with Some St. Patrick’s Day Magnetic Poetry

You need some luck? Then all you gotta do is snag a copy of my St. Patrick’s Day Magnetic Poetry activity! Here it is: A recently […]

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