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A Conversation with Mike Schmoker

Four years ago, at the very outset of this blog, I was starting to blog through the Common Core State Standards. Providentially, at about the same time I had decided to re-read Mike Schmoker’s Focus. That re-read bit was new for me. I was at a point in my career where I sensed it was high time I […]

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A Conversation with Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein

In today’s installment of the interviews I conducted while creating Teaching with Articles, we get to sit down with a powerful pair of minds that long-time readers will be very familiar with. I’ve written about Gerald Graff and/or Cathy Birkenstein in some of this blog’s most popular posts: A Simple, Two-Paragraph Template that Helps Kids to Really […]

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A Conversation with David Conley

While preparing the material inside of the Teaching with Articles course, I interviewed people I greatly respect and recorded the conversations. Previously, I’ve published my conversations with Kelly Gallagher and Larry Ferlazzo. Today, I’m sharing my conversation with the father of college and career readiness, Dr. David Conley himself. Dr. Conley is president of EdImagine, […]

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A Conversation with Larry Ferlazzo

Unless you’re reading this post through some sort of snail-mail delivery method, you’re probably familiar with at least some of Larry Ferlazzo’s prolific work on the Internet. (Here’s his blog; here’s his column for EdWeek [scroll down to find my two cents].) When I was preparing the lectures inside of Teaching with Articles, I knew that my […]

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A Conversation with Kelly Gallagher

Remember that post I wrote a few weeks ago about how long I spend grading articles of the week? In today’s post, I’m sharing the entire conversation between Kelly Gallagher and me. A couple of months ago when I was working on Teaching with Articles, I emailed some folks who I believed could greatly help me in […]

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“How Long Do You Spend Grading Articles of the Week?”

“Dave, how long do you spend grading articles of the week?” I sometimes hear that question, or at least I see it written on the faces of people who start doing the math when I tell them about Kelly Gallagher’s article of the week (AoW) assignment. The assignment: Students read, purposefully annotate, and write a one-page response to an assigned article […]

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