Teaching Tips

I love teaching and I love learning new ways to improve my practice. I hope you will join my professional learning network so we can learn from each other. Browse through the lessons and teaching tips I have discovered through my decades in the classroom working with students at every level. I also recommend that you check out the guides which offer a more in-depth look at a wide range of topics.

The following posts offer hacks, strategies, and tools to make classroom life easier and more effective.

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Handcrafted Icebreakers
Deanna Mascle Deanna Mascle 3 years ago

Creating community should be your first priority as a teacher -- especially as a writing teacher. N… Read More

Conversation Tables: An interactive annotated bibliography
Deanna Mascle Deanna Mascle 2 years ago

Annotated bibliographies, in one form or another, have always been a part of the way that I teach f… Read More

3 Ways This I Believe Essays Support Writing Instruction
Deanna Mascle Deanna Mascle 2 years ago

I was first introduced to the This I Believe book several years ago when it was chosen as the commo… Read More

3 reasons to teach with American Creed
Deanna Mascle Deanna Mascle 3 years ago

Last year at this time, on the heels of the Kentucky Writing Project Fall Conference, I decided to… Read More

In Defense of Rubrics
Deanna Mascle Deanna Mascle 4 years ago

In recent months I have witnessed many attacks on rubrics and a lot of pushback from educators in re… Read More



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