Student Blogging: A Step-by-Step Guide to Their First Post

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.

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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”