Author Archives: Alex Fletcher

Academic Conversations with Teenagers

I want kids to talk to me and to one another about things that matter. I select or create my curriculum with this in mind — high interest topics, relevant to teens.  And indeed, everyone is talking, and many the most … Continue reading

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These are paragraphs and links that appeared on the homepage in November of 2013.  Life is a balancing act that I have not yet mastered, although I continue to try — in this TEDTalk, modern day philosopher Alain de Botton suggests that … Continue reading

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The Value of Life

This is my first draft of an ERW paper that Erich and I have assigned to our students. They will be writing the essay in class this week.  I learned that this is a tough paper to write on-demand, so … Continue reading

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The End of October

The teaching year is cyclical, and October is always a difficult month for me.  I posted on Facebook recently, “It gets real in October.”  The dining room table is starting to accumulate piles of student work.  My sleep schedule is … Continue reading

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My YouTube Debut

I had this posted on the home page, but it’s time to move it into the history files. Ms. Fletcher’s Back to School Night Video, 2013 I’m going to try to do more video.  It’s sort of fun, but I’m … Continue reading

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The AP Experiment/Reflections on Clutter

My AP students are piloting something that I plan to use more in teaching: Google Documents.  In Google Docs, students are able to create word processing documents and spreadsheets, and share them with other students and/or with me.  I envision … Continue reading

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CFCC stands for Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee. What a mouthful. I applied in August of 2012, and was appointed in November, without any real sense of what I was getting myself into. We began meeting in February in … Continue reading

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Screenium Screamium

I downloaded an application today that is supposed to enable me to make a screencast, you know? A little video of myself navigating my computer screen.  This seems super useful for lots of reasons, but right now I’m trying to make … Continue reading

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Drinks with David Sedaris

A 2009 interview with David Sedaris where he discusses his struggles on the page.  While you’re there, you may want to check out Paste magazine, a music and pop culture resource.

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Remind 101

To subscribe to my Remind101 via SMS, send the following message to (971) 264-2776: Seniors in ERW, send the message @erw12 Juniors in AP, send the message @apeng11 Kids in MAP, send the message @mhsmap Kids in the GSA, send … Continue reading

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