Vol 60, No 2 (2018)
Table of Contents
Colorful Questioning: Student-Led Discussions
Shai D Klima, Kettle Moraine High School
Abstract. Klima implements colorful questioning strategies to enhance in-class discussion, allowing students the ability to use their natural verbosity to share texts in meaningful ways, thus making both the discussions and the teaching methods student-led and student-driven.
Because Student Voice Promotes Equity in the Classroom
J Scott Baker, Asst Professor, Dept of Educational Studies, U of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Max Holden, Pre-service Teacher, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Elizabeth Hubing, Pre-service Teacher, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Kyle Kolar, Pre-service Teacher, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Abstract. The authors explore how poetic inquiry, used within their own multicultural education classroom, models ways in which secondary classrooms can incorporate poetry to explore and process current events.
Continuing the Conversation: Socrative’s Impact on Student Emotions, Student Comfort Levels, and Classroom Interactions
Adam Sprague, Assistant Professor and Student Success Coordinator, Bellin College
Abstract. Sprague shows how Socrative, the mobile student response system, helped his students feel more in control of course materials, less anxious about assignments, and closer to their peers and instructor.
Symposium: Teaching in Rural Districts
The Appeal of Rural Schools: “Old Sport” Day in Northern Wisconsin
Paul Wiegel, Ripon High School/Lumen Charter School
Abstract. Wiegel discusses the quirks, advantages, and perks of teaching in a rural district and references “Old Sport Day,” one specific activity in an American Literature class that developed school-wide momentum.
An Autoethnographic Exploration of Judaism in a Rural Louisiana School
Danielle M Klein, PhD Candidate, Dept of Education, Louisiana State University
Abstract. This paper aims to explore tensions that Klein experienced as a Northern-born, White, Jewish educator in a rural, Louisiana high school that serves primarily Black, Christian students.