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Three Reasons to Embrace (Some) Worksheets

As I began my student teaching about ten years ago, I attended the first-day-back faculty meeting, during which the building principal chastised teachers, “Don’t use worksheets! They’re not best practice!” Thinking about what she said, the same two questions come to mind now as they did back then: What should teachers be using instead? Can […]

Will You Be Teaching Singular “They”?

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In the past couple of weeks, the dorkiest subsegments of the twitterverse, the blogosphere, and various other social interwebs have erupted with news of singular they. In December the Washington Post made their own headlines by adding singular they to their style guide. Then last week, the folks at the American Dialect Society went a […]

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