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Mark Gardner

High School English Teacher

I am a National Board Certified English teacher at Hayes Freedom High School in Camas, Washington. Over my career, I have pursued a variety of teacher-leadership roles, including designing and launching our district’s new teacher mentorship program, helping to build our district’s professional learning system, and training school principals about effective teacher evaluation and instructional coaching. A believer in strong unions, I have also served as president and lead negotiator for my local association.

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      Teaching Students to Give Peer Feedback

      Giving their classmates feedback on writing is a complex skill for students to master, but it can be taught with scaffolded modeling.
    • Student Engagement

      The Benefits of Sharing Our Planning With Students

      Explaining the intentions behind a lesson plan can boost engagement and help students get back on track when something isn’t working.

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