As I started to work on my character development, I had to keep in mind that dialogue is a key feature to understanding a character. How they speak can reveal much of their demographics–let alone the content of their conversation. If you didn’t know that, you know it now.
Category: For Teachers
Articles, Resources, & Tools for Teachers
A TEACH•ER is someone who helps others acquire knowledge, practice skills, and critically think.
Luckily for you, you don’t have to be certified to be one. These blog posts can help you help anyone with skills and strategies you can use to help anyone understand the world and its narratives.
Posts “for teachers” are going to look at pedagogy to learn and teach others about the world and their role in it and its resulting stories. Not only will they address teaching itself, but also:
- our natural inclination to teach;
- its role in the world and understanding it;
- how we can teach anyone about something we know well;
- what we can teach others that will help them to think critically; and
- current trends in pedagogy for various ages.
Being a certified teacher and curriculum coach myself, I recommend curriculum and strategies based on my experiences and studies. With this, I encourage you to challenge yourself, challenge others, and build more skills for communication. Just like the definition, they will hopefully inspire you to acquire knowledge, practice skills, and critically think about the topics. In the perfect world, from it, you’ll learn something new every day.
If you want to be a good writer, you have to keep reading. So, I aimed for a book a month before last year and that really worked for me. This year I want to aim for two a month. What am I reading that abundantly? My To Be Read (TBR) list includes the following…
To be a good writer, you have to be a good reader. That’s why I started keeping a reading journal. It’s an excellent tool to keep the reader in me alive!
The type of student that we want to send to college is nothing new. When Common Core compiled their college and career ready list, all teachers–young and new–recognized those descriptions of what we have...
If you establish these other 5 elements along with the other three, you’re on a roll for a well-crafted story for others to enjoy for years.
All readers need to know allusions. I found five common allusions you will find any smart character in anything referencing. Y’know, the cool-kid knowledge.
There are 350+ literary elements, depending on how you define it. When telling a good story, you only need to focus on conflict, context, and character.