My Dear Semicolon:

Originally posted on Spontaneous Whimsy:
Today’s Daily Post’s writing prompt: “By the Dots” was practically designed for the English teacher in me! “We all have strange relationships with punctuation — do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us all about…

A Writing Teacher

I’ve been giving quite a bit of attention to my little feathered friend lately, but now I feel it’s time to go back to some basics. My school has been back in session for a little over six weeks now, giving me time to evaluate how my own work writing has affected my ability to … More A Writing Teacher

Stealth Teaching

Students hate homework. I did. I do my best not to overwhelm my students with homework; unfortunately, it is sometimes a necessary evil. The axiom “Practice makes perfect” is around for a good reason. The key to successful homework is creating practice that will engage students. I am delving more and more into the world … More Stealth Teaching

What’s in a Name?

I am Tracey. Well, Juliet may not have thought much of them, but I’m rather fond of mine. Blogging has reminded me of this. So many of my wonderfully supportive fellow bloggers address me as “Tracey” here in comments. I like that. A situation that I suspect may be almost unique to teachers is that we … More What’s in a Name?