Having students create authentic blogs is a surefire way to get students to write passionately. Here’s how to help them successfully publish their first post.
One of my guiding principles as an English teacher has always been this: I should not be preparing students to become English professors.
Few, if any, of my students will become literature critics, writers for the New Yorker, or professional poets. And thusly, I place little import on the need for them to know esoteric literary terms, deep nuances of grammar, or obscure details of long-gone literary movements. Heck, most of the time, I need to look up things like this if I’m going to teach them because they’re so irrelevant to my daily life…and I’m an English teacher. Continue reading “Student Blogging: A Step-by-Step Guide to Their First Post”