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"A Middle School Lake Study: Connecting Disciplines through a Hands-On Experience." Science Scope (2016). Coauthored with Donna Budynas and Rebecca Deehr.
"Ten Standards for Motivation and Engagement." Educational Leadership (2014). Coauthored with ReLeah Lent.
"Students Learn--Do Schools Learn?" Net Assets (2014). Co-authored with Matt Rush.
"Flipping Summer Reading." Tennessee English Journal (2013). Co-authored with Ivy Phillips and Nancy Smith.
"To 'E' or Not To 'E': Should Students Be Reading Online?" Independent School Magazine (2013). Co-authored with Matt Rush.
"Lessons from the Storm: Independent School Enrollment and the 2008 Recession." Net Assets (2013). Co-authored with Matt Rush.
"When Mission and Market Forces Intersect: How Independent Schools Navigated Economic Uncertainty." Independent School Magazine (2013). Co-authored with Matt Rush.
"Superman is Dead: How We Help Students Make Sense of Literary Characters." English Journal (2012).
"Worthy Texts: Who Decides?" Educational Leadership (2011).
"Pro(se) and Cons: Taking a Closer Look at Peer Editing." Tennessee English Journal (2010).
"From Cut-and-Paste to Cut-and-Teach: How My Teaching Encouraged Plagiarism, and What I Changed." English in Texas (2010).
“Lighting the Moral Imagination.” Educational Leadership (2009). Co-authored with Molly Schen.
“Speaking My Mind: What I Learned from the Plagiarists.” English Journal (2008).
“How to Read a True War Story: Teaching Close Reading through The Things They Carried.” Classroom Notes Plus (2008).
“Good Form: Reflecting on War through The Things They Carried.” California English (2008).
“The Classroom Coffeehouse: Teaching the Work of Living Poets.” Tennessee English Journal (2008). Co-authored with Jonas Holdeman.
“Off the Grid—the Debate over Rubrics.” California English (2007).
“Choice and Voice: Democracy, Participation and Critical Literacy in the English Classroom.” RHI Magazine (2007).
“Standing on Merit: The Role of Quality and Choice in Student Reading.” College Board AP Central (2007).
“In Eternal Lines: Why I Teach Shakespeare’s Sonnets.” Tennessee English Journal (2006).
“The Electronic Conversation.” Tennessee English Journal (2004).
“Why Teaching? Why English?” Tennessee English Journal (2003).
“Small Steps: Three Tolerance Activities.” Teaching Tolerance (2002). Co-authored with Paul Fleming.
“The Naming of Things.” The Alphabet of the Trees, Teachers & Writers Collaborative. (2002).
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