Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Glimpsing into the Future

Three years ago, this classroom was filled with old, wooden desks in rows. There were no laptops in the school.

Ten years ago, there were no computers on teachers' desks nor in classrooms. Nobody used PowerPoints, and classes were primarily lecture-based, rather than discussion-based.

What do you think our school will look like ten years from now, in 2017? What will the classroom look like? What will learning look like? How will class be conducted? Explain your thinking.

Just Checking In...

How are things going in English 10? What are some of your goals for the last six weeks of the semester? What would you like to accomplish in our class, and what can I do to help you meet your goals?

Thanks for your feedback!

Monday, October 1, 2007


Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men has been banned from numerous schools and libraries since its first publication.

1. What specific aspects of this novel could be considered controversial?

2. Do you think that this book should be banned? Should it be optional? Explain your thinking.

If you're interested in banned books, you should also check out the following link:

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