My name is Heather MacCorkle Edick. I am a teacher who calls a small school district in the gorgeous Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania my educational home. I currently teach AP® Literature and Composition, English 11, Creative Writing I and II, and (new this year) Journalism. I could not be happier.
As an educator, I often need an outlet for my thoughts and feelings about learning, teaching, school, and education. There are so many things to think about, so many conversations to have. That’s why I started this blog many years ago.
I pour my heart and mind out here, hoping someone will enjoy and perhaps benefit from my words. I hope that someone is you.
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- My 30-Day Writing Challenge Reading List
- We Survived Summer School
- My Declaration of Independence
- How Will You Change the World?
- Let Them Write!
- Writing to Learn
- Why Do We Accept the Negative Aspects of Education?
- This Teacher Is Questioning Everything
- Speaking Your Truth
- Let’s Unhide the Hidden Curriculum
- Feeling Capable, Competent, and Valuable
- “How do I teach now?” – Lessons from the Classroom after an Insurrection
- “How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat yer meat?”
- Under construction: What’s the POINT?
- What a Semester!
- I Don’t Play the Game of School.
- Building Community with Breakout Bell-Ringers
- Breakout Bell-Ringers Part I
- Thank You for Asking
- NaNoWriMo Is Coming and This Year I Will Write My Heart Out Because My Message Matters
- Schools Are Not Businesses. Why Do We Treat Them Like They Are?
- To Be or Not to Be Part of the Solution? There Is Only One Answer to That Question.
- If This Is the “New Normal,” When Does It Begin to Feel Normal?
- This Is What Happens When an English Teacher Has Writer’s Block
- Reflecting on the First Week of School
- It Will Get Better, Right? Takeaways from In-Service
- 2 Ways That Waiting for the First Day of School Is Nerve-Wracking
- I Did It Again. I Made Something Too Complicated.
- Teaching a Hybrid Class? Bell Ringers Might Save Your Sanity.
- One Multifaceted Way to Reduce Cheating When Teaching Remotely
- Unit 0: Building Community
- Teachers: One Way to Make Everyone’s Life Easier This School Year
- What’s the POINT? Important Considerations for Unit/Lesson Planning during the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond
- Practical Considerations, Part III: Enrichment Courses
- Practical Considerations, Part II: Scheduling for the 2020-2021 School Year
- Practical Considerations for Returning to In-Person Learning
- Social and Emotional Learning: A Critical Need in the 2020-2021 School Year
- Keep Students Working in the Virtual Classroom
- Alternative Assignments and Assessments during the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond…
- Curriculum and Instruction During the COVID-19 Crisis
- The 2020-2021 School Year Will Be One for the Books
- Why Reexamine What Education Is Right Now? Why Not?
- The Thought Piece
- Should I Teach To Kill a Mockingbird?
- This Is Why I Teach Literature
- Big Ideas in My Classroom
- 3 Ways Crisis Teaching Is Different and Just as (More?) Difficult as “Regular” Teaching (Whatever That Is)
- Literature and the Human Condition
- Live Blog: My First Week Teaching Virtually in K-12
- HyperDocs and UbD
- COVID-19 and The Five Conflicts
- 4 Ways to Establish Relevance with Moodle
- Adapt Authoring Tool and Moodle
- 3 Things to Think about When Developing Your Own Moodle Site
- WHY TEXT-DEPENDENT ANALYSIS IS MORE IMPORTANT NOW THAN EVER
- Waxing Philosophical: The Purpose of Education
- How Assessment Was Born
- Six Facets of Understanding and the All Souls Trilogy
- Just 1 Article from RE-ENVISIONED – The Movement to Re-imagine Schooling – Makes Me Want to Join
- 5 Reasons and 5 Ways to Use a Classroom Blog during Formative Assessment
- Exploring Literary Genres Using Infographics
- Text Structures and Signals in Infographic Form