Teaching Teens and Reaping Results: Meet Alan Sitomer
- Grades: 9–12
How do you get 100% engagement by 100% of your students? Three-time California Teacher of the Year Alan Sitomer does it by engaging students where they are and using that as a springboard for meeting the language arts standards. He describes his philosophy and technique in his new book, Teaching Teens and Reaping Results in a Wi-Fi, Hip-Hop, Where-Has-All-the-Sanity-Gone World: Stories, Strategies, Tools & Tips from a Three-Time Teacher of the Year Award Winner. You can get a taste of his methods in the excerpts, slideshow, and video below.
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This article explains the dramatic success Alan Sitomer has achieved in reaching teenagers in a Los Angeles high school where he teaches English.
In this excerpt from Chapter 4 of Teaching Teens & Reaping Results, author Alan Sitomer outlines some of the strategies that have proved meaningful to his students. He uses current popular culture as points of reference for teaching literature. Sitomer's approach has helped students become learners, doers and achievers.