Writing Tip Wednesday: “Clutter” Part (2)

Dear Trojans,

Last week’s note focused on conceptual tips for eliminating wordiness; this week we’ll get into the nitty-gritty with practical considerations.

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Larchmont Charter School is seeking passionate, dedicated, highly-qualified teachers for the 2016-2017 school year



Title of Position: K-6 Teacher

Directly Responsible to: School Leader

Status: Exempt

Primary Function: Develop and implement an integrated, standards-based curriculum that utilizes constructivist instructional methods in the appropriate subject matter and grade level. Create a healthy and safe learning environment that demonstrates respect for all and supports student success. Communicate and partner effectively with parents to support student learning. Evaluate student learning and adapt to evaluation data to continually improve our academic program.


APPLY HERE: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/760652

The mission of Larchmont Schools is to provide a socio-economically, culturally and racially diverse community of students with an exceptional public education. We foster creativity and academic excellence; our students learn with and from each other in an experience-centered, inquiry-based learning environment. With participation from our entire community, including strong parental involvement, we strive to instill in each student a dedication to improving the world we inhabit. For more information please visit: http://www.larchmontcharter.org.


Writing Tip Wednesday: “Clutter” Part (1)

Dear Trojans,

I’m sure you’ve never encountered a rambling faculty member among your Trojan instructors.  But you may know that such people do exist (from acquaintances in other graduate schools, or even from your own undergrad experience).  And you’ve probably heard that students usually find this type of professor tedious or even “boring.” Continue reading