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About wordforester

Bill Hunter-- English teacher, poet, prose-writer, father, husband, native New Hampshirite, summer Mainer, CT teacher for the last 29 years-- with interests in how to develop young writers and create a new literary community beyond internet chatter and a diminishing reading culture... let me know if you have any routes to ponder, especially in regard to satisfying the twin needs of reading acuity and interpretive skill combined with innovative writing assignments that involve both student voice and text-intensive investigation...

Notes from Seven “Teachers Sharing” Sessions (w/links) April 15th, 2015

These notes are from today’s workshops as partially notated by – David Sokoloff, History Department, Hamden Hall School (@davesokoloff) – William Hunter, English Department, PD Officer, Hamden Hall School Thanks to Chase Collegiate, Jason Lewis, and Bill Sullivan/Diane Brewer, CAIS … Continue reading

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Most teachers with more than a few years in the classroom would agree that grading is certainly the down side of the profession.  Periodically hindering our ability to work up truly challenging work for our students,…

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Millennials/ Gen Z Workshop- Summary Report

A Field Report From Teaching Millennials/ Gen Z. Students, April 17, 2012, Hamden Hall Country Day School, Hamden, CT.   Presenters (in order of appearance): William Hunter, Hamden Hall, Topical Introduction (w/remarks, below) Lorri Caroll, Hamden Hall IT Director, Diigo … Continue reading

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Millennials Workshop Next Month (April 17)

Colleagues, Below is the write-up for our CAIS PD event next month at Hamden Hall.  Can you think of anything to add– Topics to touch on with participants, questions about current “logging of student work” (blogs, google docs, etc) online, … Continue reading

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Do Millennial Students Merit a Whole New Curriculum?

Dear PD Colleagues, Do Independent School millennial students (all our students, currently) need to be presented with a whole new curriculum, at least in presentation modes, from whatever tender age we begin up through MS and HS, across all subject areas, … Continue reading

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Calling Millennial Teachers (recruit one at your school!)

This sub-committee is being formed in response to a feeling from the CAIS Professional Development Commission that “the wheel has turned” in regard to how young people born since the late 1980’s (now 1-22 years old) learn and relate to … Continue reading

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Literary Archetype and Symbol in the Information Age

The presentation below was delivered at the “Teachers Teaching Teachers” CAIS Workshop at Chase Collegiate in April, 2011. It has been edited in minor ways. — Bill Hunter, Hamden Hall School,  PD Commission Member   The following work-up is a … Continue reading

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