Common Core Standards: Requiring Students to Think

  As an English teacher in Oklahoma, I have been under the failed No Child Left Behind rules for some time now.  Recently, NCLB was “forgiven” for my state by the president.  I guess this means that we are not to be held accountable by the federal government if a student is truly “left behind.” Continue reading “Common Core Standards: Requiring Students to Think”

Writing For Friends: When Do You Charge Them?

I recently had the pleasure of being asked to write a motivational book for a friend who is a motivational speaker.  It wasn’t much, just a 7 day booklet that had five very short stories or vignettes that illustrated 7 different concepts about teen leadership.  The booklet was really successful, and I did the work proContinue reading “Writing For Friends: When Do You Charge Them?”