Teaching Strategies for Facilitating Essay Revisions

Much of the schoolwork you assign falls in to two categories: It’s either a “practice” exercise that allows for revisions, or it’s a “final” exercise, like an exam, that’s weighted a little more heavily and the grade of which counts a little more.

Today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Jordan Catapano, an Engish instructor in the suburbs of Chicago, addresses the “practice” type of schoolwork for which teachers can request multiple revisions.

The types of revisions that Jordan suggests include these simple steps:

  • Give Students Their Assignments Back with Timely Feedback
  • Tell Students about the Opportunity to Revise
  • Students Must Conference with a Teacher
  • And More!

Jordan gives a prescient summation of his article: “When the revision process is completed, the students who volunteered for this option come out a little stronger and more confident. They completed their work, opted for additional feedback, and made adjustments to turn their original into something better. Ultimately, those students come away with a better understanding of their weaknesses and strengths. Plus, when similar tasks come their way in the future, they’re better equipped to successfully tackle them.”

How do you do revisions in your class?

How to Get a Teaching Job in Today’s Economy

Finding any job in this economy can be difficult, and for potential teachers, it’s even more difficult. Teachers looking for jobs are up against both seasoned veterans and rookies for a coveted position.

Recently on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributor Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned educator, took a look at the top ways that educators can put themselves ahead of the job-seeking pack.

Janelle’s tips include:

    Be willing to move
    Substitute teach
    Get letters of recommendation
    And more!

All in all, by using the techniques listed out today, your search for a good job will be that much easier.

Do you have any tips on how to find a teaching job in today’s economy?