Happy (belated) Thanksgiving! My belly is full and my heart is grateful as I count my blessings which includes you, blog friend. This week of vacation, I baked a pumpkin pie (hubs does all of the real cooking around here), avoided crazy Black Friday shopping lines, and made three more videos: Continue reading

This week, let’s figure out how we can win every argument (see Friday’s video): 1.  MUG Shot Monday (Mechanics, usage, and grammar proofreading practice): Click here for a semester-long set of these MUG bell-ringer slides. 2. Words on Wednesday – SAT-level vocabulary: Click here for a semester-long set of these vocabulary bell-ringer slides. 3. Freestyle Friday […]

Don’t tell the kids, but Friday’s slides are really just a lecture I disguised to look like a game. Most of the time, the ruse works. Continue reading

Hope all is well with you. This week was a bullet train and I’m definitely looking forward to a weekend of rest – as I’m sure you are, too. Here are the latest three episodes over on YouTube: 1.  MUG Shot Monday (Mechanics, usage, and grammar proofreading practice): Click here for a semester-long set of […]

Is it just me or do short weeks often feel even longer than usual weeks? Huh. Here’s what I was talking about on the YouTube channel this week: Continue reading

The year-long experiment has begun! For this academic year, I’m bringing little drops of high school English to YouTube as direct-to-student flipped instruction and teacher prep. Continue reading

As English teachers, it’s our duty to train the next generation of Grammar Police, arming our young people with the tools they need to correct and serve. Continue reading