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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Scrimmages (Chapter Four)

Where I teach, sports rule.  Without exaggeration, I can confidently say that ninety percent of my students participate in some sort of sport over the course of the school year.  I felt a little like a mal-placed jigsaw piece, as I fit the crazy-creative-theater-literature teacher to a "t".  Review games became competitions like I had never seen before.  

This is why I love the idea of "scrimmages" for my students (83).  I teach mainly juniors and seniors, so there is less of a need to use long stretches of class time for writing instruction.  It's time for refinement, and teaching them the tips and tricks of college/career writing.  We use OneNote at my school for classroom assignments, so it will be as easy as creating a "tab" in their computer's notebook, and away we go!  This can be an as-needed aspect of my class, and built into my classroom routines.

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