While some left the classroom for doctoral programs and university positions, others moved into careers that built on their teaching experience, and others raised families, for the most part his students remained in schools.
His many publications illustrate this commitment to the classroom. The dynamics of English instruction. Again, however, this may be because he is now considered a trailblazer in the field. Someone give me a research grant! New directions for teaching. His very personal Teaching Writing as Reflective Practice won the Russell Award for Distinguished Research presented by NCTE and remains one of the most inviting and relevant books based on research to reach a teaching audience.
Teaching argument writing, grades The school literary magazine. Hillocks relies on his team of university students to evaluate their teaching strategies, and although few teachers today have access to similar resources, it is very common to form "professional learning networks" online to evaluate strategies.
Cooperative research project no. United States Office of Education. A nongraded phase-elective English program. Ways of thinking, ways of teaching.
Many of the ideas described here have been adopted -- by which I mean that they were very familiar to me. It also provides a strong model for how to argue in support of specific approaches to teaching writing. Learning a new model for teaching. Supporting claims with relevant evidence and clear reasoning.
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As for "reflective" teaching, this is very much in vogue, though it has been taken advantage of by supporters of standardized testing. This work is by no means an easy read. Perhaps that was the true goal.
Sadly, satire is taught, but does not enjoy the same level of prestige. National Council of Teachers of English. His review of research from —, Research on Written Composition remains one of the most oft-referenced publications in the history of composition studies, having been cited over times.
And to be fair, it is clear that he is willing to put his ideas into practice, though I was amused to read that he goes into the classroom with a staff of university students to assist him. Hillocks suggests that teachers use "gateway activities" to gauge and increase student interest.
After a few chapters, it became clear that Hillocks is actually just a meticulous academic who argues that practice should be driven by theory.
In my province, this strategy had been adopted as standard by the time I was training for teaching, though we referred to them as "activating activities. Of the these three categories, I appreciated his advice on teaching argument and personal narrative the most.
How state writing assessments control learning. Learning a New Model for Teaching November However, it is a book that teachers can rely on to plan how their course should teach writing.
The burden of proof he takes on here suggests that his goal is to defend his strategies against rival academics, as opposed to disseminating his theories to a population of teachers. Teaching writing as reflective practice. Class size and English in the secondary school.
The Testing Trap provides a devastating critique of large-scale writing assessments. Reflection here might best be understood as evaluating how effective activities and strategies are to helping students to reach curriculum goals.
More recently, Narrative Writing: Not is it a page-turner. A comprehensive program in English for the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. Relying on a standardized test, which will be externally scored and returned months after students complete their work is not as effective in guiding pedagogy as reflecting on the day or week of instruction.
Research on written composition:4 Introduction to Best Practices George Hillocks’s Teaching Writing as Reflective Practice, mean-while, offers a more fine grained, micro-view of our pedagogical phi- whose backgrounds are largely in the sciences and social sciences, Hill-ocks’s work resonates in a particularly powerful way.
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