Episode #81 — Jodi Rice


Jodi Rice teaches AP Language and Composition, a social science course online, administers the online courses at The Bishop Strachan School. She also works on the AP Language and Composition Test Development Committee and coaches the Public Speaking and Debate team. In this episode you will learn:

— How Jodi incorporate more nonfiction into a Literature-based course

— How to understand the construction of arguments, whether implied or explicit

— Why English teachers should read Everything’s an Argument

— The ways in which online learning can be effective

— What technology has yet to solve to make online learning truly effective

— How Jodi prepares for a new course

— What her lesson plans look like on a weekly basis

— What goes into making a standardized test like the AP Language and Composition exam

— The amazing amount of work that goes into to development of each question on the AP Language exam

— Jodi recommends all English teachers read is Thank You For Arguing, Revised and Updated Edition: What Aristotle, Lincoln, And Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion. It is the summer reading assignment for her students, along with Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft








— Why your students should read their work out loud and how that can impact their writing

— What Google apps for education can do for teachers

— Why Jodi is proud to be a part of the AP Language community