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Teaching Strategies

How do we approach our student-probationer population as teachers? Our methods vary according to the instructor and the class dynamic, but we do have some tested strategies that might work for you.

Choosing a Core Text
From Rap to Poetry
The Go-Round
Inspiring Student Writing
Re-contextualizing Stories
The Role of the Judge
Speaking Up
Use of Personal Anecdotes
Using Film with Literature
Using Poetry
Using Questions
Using the Syllabus
The Van Ride
Writing as Dialogue between Student and Teacher
Writing in CLTL

Videos (may take a few moments):

Teaching strategies are touched upon in the following:

A classroom discussion of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (video) shows the give and take of a seminar format.

Judge Thomas May explains just what goes on in the CLTL classroom (video).

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