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Spangler, Susan – English Journal, 2012
The cooperating teachers who make the greatest positive impact on interns allow student teachers to make mistakes and learn from them, offer constructive feedback, invest in their student teachers' success, practice current pedagogy in their own classrooms, and remain positive throughout the experience. In this article, the author suggests that…
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Mentors, Student Teachers, Performance Factors
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DelliCarpini, Margo – English Journal, 2012
Writing effectively in a second language can be one of the most challenging tasks second language learners must undertake and master. English teachers are in a good position to implement the types of supports that can move ELLs toward success in academic writing by providing exposure to and practice with different genres of academic writing,…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, English (Second Language), English Teachers, Barriers
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McManus, Jane M. – English Journal, 2012
With online programs growing across the nation, virtual teachers are continually working to reengage students. Online learning has the potential to reach a diverse group of students and offer them equal access to learning. In this article, the author describes her online English class for high school students, and states that she has been…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Delivery Systems, Teaching Methods
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Goering, Christian Z. – English Journal, 2012
In this article, the author reflects on on his role in preparing English teachers. Leading into his twelfth year concerned with the art and science of teaching English, he wondered what exactly he could say or do to help them stick their toes in some uncertain waters. What could he say of an educational context bent on holding people--different by…
Descriptors: Educational Change, English Teachers, English Instruction, Teaching Experience
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Zancanella, Don, Comp. – English Journal, 2012
In the author's effort to find out more about how "English Journal" articles have led to meaningful changes, he asked several teachers to write about "an "English Journal" article that made a difference." Several council members write about influential articles they read in the pages of NCTE's century-old journal. The brief stories they tell…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Journal Articles, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Use
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Spalding, Elizabeth; Koshnick, Damian C.; Myers, Miles – English Journal, 2012
In this article, the authors look at James Moffett's influence on "English Journal". With the 1968 publication of his companion volumes--"Teaching the Universe of Discourse," which provided the theoretical underpinnings of his practice-oriented, and "A Student-Centered Language Arts Curriculum"--James Moffett (1929-96) became a major influence on…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, English Instruction, Secondary School Curriculum, Teacher Influence
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Holmes, Ashley J. – English Journal, 2012
The daily demands of teaching leave little time for English teachers to contemplate the history of the profession. However, as they celebrate the centennial anniversaries of both the founding of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) in 1911 and the first publication of "English Journal" in 1912, they are presented with a prime…
Descriptors: Literacy, English Teachers, Writing Instruction, English Instruction
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Brass, Jory – English Journal, 2012
Standard histories of NCTE attribute the organization's beginnings in 1911 to rebellious teachers who opposed college entrance requirements imposed upon them by elite colleges and universities. This narrative offers an appealing account of NCTE's history. In this article, however, the author pursues a different line of historical inquiry by…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Intellectual History, Secondary School Curriculum, English Teachers
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Thomas, P. L. – English Journal, 2012
Literary criticism in the form of the so-called book report, may, therefore, wrote Stephen Bloore in 1934, "be a most valuable aid to independent thought if it is not used merely to check up on the books supposedly read by a student". For a century, "English Journal" has been a map and a narrative of the discourse about teaching ELA as well as the…
Descriptors: Literary Criticism, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods
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Haughey, Joseph – English Journal, 2012
In scouring the earliest editions of "English Journal," one of the most fascinating details one uncovers is that the issues facing Shakespeare teachers today are similar to those issues that faced Shakespeare teachers 100 years ago. The earliest contributors to "English Journal" were far more in line with contemporary educational scholars than one…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, English Instruction, English Literature
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Hicks, Troy; Young, Carl A.; Kajder, Sara; Hunt, Bud – English Journal, 2012
Entering into a century of conversations from "English Journal," the authors read, and reread, the words of many mentors, colleagues, and friends, discovering some voices they did not know and rediscovering many voices they did. In surveying "English Journal", the authors highlight voices from the past, of the present, and for the future to offer…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Literature Reviews, Journal Articles, Writing Improvement
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Greene, Katie; Albers, Peggy – English Journal, 2012
The past 100 years of "English Journal" have positioned students and teachers in a variety of ways. As the authors embarked on exploring issues in the constructions of students in "EJ", they found that some concerns that teachers raised about English and English education resonated in their own classrooms and experiences as students and teachers.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, English Instruction
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Annable, Jill – English Journal, 2012
A few weeks into the marking period, the author's eighth-grade students took an all-essay literature test. While grading the tests, she noticed that students made many grammatical errors. It seemed clear that a new approach to grammar instruction was necessary. Staring at this stack of essay tests draws the author in to the concept of…
Descriptors: Grammar, Essay Tests, Standardized Tests, Metacognition
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Gulla, Amanda Nicole – English Journal, 2012
When asked by a principal to design a workshop for ELA and ESL teachers on addressing new ESL regulations, the author suggested that they offer professional development that might inspire teachers to try new practices that could help their students grow as writers. The author decided to devote a workshop not to rules and regulations, but to…
Descriptors: Professional Development, English (Second Language), Poetry, English Instruction
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Greene, Katie; Mitcham, Karen Conn – English Journal, 2012
Classroom community is an integral part of facilitating a safe and supportive learning environment for students. Teachers, architects of community, recognize the importance of encouraging collaboration and respect among students in the classrooms and schools, and the value of nurturing atmospheres of respect. Teachers who are intentional about…
Descriptors: High School Students, Collegiality, Classroom Environment, Grade 9
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