I'm an Ontario High School English teacher, and The Lamppost is where I document and reflect on my journey as a teacher. [More ...]
— Brad W.
The idea for this series has been brewing for over a year, and a generous invitation to present my ideas to colleagues prompted me to launch it at last. I expect that I will add to and edit what I have here in an attempt to keep the series as current as possible. I hope that it is obvious that this is not an exhaustive list, but a record of what I have actually implemented in real … [Read More...]
This series came about because of a growing discontent with the five-paragraph essay that has become a hallmark of High School English. I began to question the assumption that any serious thinking about a topic ought to be expressed with an introduction, three main points, and a … [Read More...]