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Welcome Cammie Biss Fleming

Posted on June 15, 2018 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

During the spring semester of 2017, I had the idea to develop and offer a course that helps students prepare for the writing portions of standardized tests, like the SAT, ACT, TSI, and AP exams, and the essays required for the common application. This idea came after a discussion with a good friend regarding the positives and negatives of a program that her son participated in the previous summer. One of the limitations of t...

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My Kid Hates English

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

As a language arts teacher, I don't get droves of kids lined up to take classes from me because they LOVE writing or can't wait to diagram a sentence.  Most of the time, my students are in my class to satisfy some requirement.  That's a hard thing to overcome for a teacher who loves writing and literature so much it has become her life's work.  I will admit, here and now, that, in my first years of teaching, I couldn't understand why the st...

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