a) A Safer Space

b) Setting the Stage for Learning

c) Marking for Confidence

d) Respect

Trigger Warnings

You might think if ever there was a place for a trigger warning, it’s an ABE, adult literacy or GED class where teachers daily work with students who have experiences of violence. Continue reading

e) Power and Privilege

f) Motivation

g) Resistance

Resistance Live

Attending to Resistance: An Ethnographic Study of Resistance and Attendance in an Adult Basic Education Classroom. Every teacher who tries … Continue reading

h) Unneeded/Unheeded

Joy in Disguise

The opportunity for joy often comes disguised as a request for advice. When I refuse to give advice, when I take a moment to ask a question instead, a space opens up to let the joy of teaching in. Continue reading

i) Making Learning Social

j) Relationships with Students

Foot Feedback

Scenario 1: Mohan tells you he has an appointment tomorrow at the financial aid office, scheduled for the middle of your class. He adds … Continue reading

k) Students on the Teaching Team

l) The Teacher, Taught

m) Taking Care of the Teacher

Teaching Math

Teaching Reading

Teaching Spelling

To, Two and Too

When I’m looking for something to do on Monday, I don’t want to see something that says, “Teach ‘to,’ ‘too,’ and ‘two’ by examining meaning and pronunciation, and find kinesthetic and auditory hooks… Continue reading

Teaching Writing