Humanities Happenings

Special announcement about Jeff Anderson!

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Jeff Anderson is hands-down the most entertaining teacher of writing practices I've ever heard. His light-hearted, thoughtful way of helping teachers improve writing instruction is unmatched. When teachers (of ANY subject) become more comfortable using writing as a tool, learning improves. This spring, our department is invited to read and discuss his books. Below, you can find checkout instructions and several options for your favorite format of collaborating.

Best of all, Jeff Anderson will be the keynote speaker at our (soon to be announced) Humanities Institute during the first week of the summer (K-12)!

Learning with you,


Let's Read...

Kickoff meeting - February 29, 4:00-4:45, Bronco Bowl at PDEC

Join us in choosing a book to read with colleagues this spring. We have 4 options and we'll book talk them at the meeting (or you can do your own research).

  • Mechanically Inclined
  • Everyday Editing
  • Revision Decisions
  • 10 Things Every Writer Needs

All books would be beneficial to teachers of any grade or subject who wish to use writing as a tool to deepen learning.

Format options for Book Studies -

  • Google Classroom
  • Google Hangout
  • Good Old Fashioned Face to Face

Formats and books will be selected at our kick-off meeting (please sign-up to let us know you're coming)!

Get a head start on learning from Jeff by following him @writeguyjeff or checking out his website which has LOTS of free resources for teachers.

2016 Humanities Institute - Jeff Anderson Keynote - Special Opportunity

Jeff Anderson will be in GCISD as the keynote speaker at the Humanities Institute for K-12 teachers! This institute will take place June 6-9. Teachers can choose either morning or afternoon sessions (more info. to come). Registration will be limited to 90 teachers. Those who participate in the book study will be guaranteed a slot and will be entered into a drawing for a small group luncheon with Jeff Anderson on Monday, June 6!