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Making connections – (Paperless!) Reader response journals in second language classes (Part 2 of 2)

In my previous blog post, I explained the structure of the reading journals my collaboration partner and I are currently using. In Part 2 of the information about reading journals, you will find: how (and why) we started reading journals with our students this year how we model the responses to guide students how students … Continue reading

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The story so far: Overcoming obstacles to collaborative inquiry (Part 1 of 2)

There is a growing body of evidence to support the premise that teacher collaboration supports student achievement. It also suggests that this collaboration works best if it is sustained, high quality, and connected to instructional strategies, curriculum and assessment. That all sounds good - as teachers, we tend to want things that will benefit our … Continue reading