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How I Introduced My Class to ChatGPT

ChatGPT is the bot that launched a thousand thought pieces (here is a primer on it, if you somehow haven’t encountered it). The takes I’ve seen have ranged from declarations that it will bring about the death of the college essay and high school English to it being an indispensable tool for realtors or those…

Postcard from NCTE #3: Why I’m Making 2023 the Year of Poetry in My Classes

This is the third and final of my reflections from the NCTE Convention. For the first two, click here and here. “Poems give us something to hold up to the light, to examine from different angles” –Brett Vogelsinger Before winter break, I began my final unit of this quickly waning semester on Living Poets, and,…

Postcard from NCTE #2: Building Better, Stronger Classroom Communities in 2023

This is the second in a series of postcards of my key takeaways from the National Teacher’s of English Conference in November. It also marks my last post of 2022. I hope all those reading have a good, healthy, and restful break! Regular readers will know that Matt Kay, one of my co-authors of Answers…

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