Paul W. Hankins
Joined Feb 28, 2016
- Location: Sellersburg, Indiana
- Organization: Silver Creek High School
- Grade: 11th
- Environment: I teach English 11 and AP English Language and Composition in Room 407 at Silver Creek High School in Sellersburg, Indiana. While embracing some elements of the cosmopolitan (we are some fifteen or so miles from downtown Louisville, Kentucky), our school retains some vestiges of the rural school site within a larger corporation, West Clark Community Schools. Our students engage in an activity called Wonder Wednesdays and use these Wonders during the course of the year to create their very own wonders out of a sense of inquiry-based learning as we read and write together. read more...
Paul W. Hankins is an English Language Arts teacher at the secondary level. A firm believer in inquiry-based strategies and approaches, Hankins believes in most cases that teachers have "questions," but students have "wonders." Meeting in the middle addresses the standards while embracing the natural wonder and curiosity our students bring into the room.
Hankins is a member of multiple state level professional groups, including Hoosier Family of Readers, The Indiana Reading Association, AISLE/ILF, and The National Writing Project at Indiana University Southeast.
Hankins is a member of the National Writing Project, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Assembly on Adolescent Literature to the National Council of Teachers of English, and is a second-year ambassador with The Jossey-Bass Teacher Ambassador Program.
Hankins serves or has served on multiple reading/literature juries to include the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award (ALAN), the Lee Bennett Hopkins Children's Poetry Award (2016), and the Eliot Rosewater Awards (Indiana). read more...
- Website/Blog: http://paulwhankins.edublogs.org/
Apr 27, 2016
We've been working with Catalog Verse in Room 407. You might recognize this type of poem if you've ever listened to:"My Favorite Things" from The ...0
Apr 24, 2016
This picture is from our family vacation in Northern Michigan last fall. This area is often referred to by locals as "God's Country." While walking ...0
Apr 21, 2016
You've probably wondered where I've been. I wish I could answer like Zora Neale Hurston's Janie from Their Eyes Were Watching God to say, "I've been ...0
Apr 14, 2016
"How to Find Your Way Home"Move about--from little room to little room.Look about--little room after little room.Move in--make this one your little ...0
Apr 12, 2016
I'm going to cheat a little today. Only because our students in Room 407 are working with Pantoum form today and tomorrow.And. . .Pantoum has seven ...0
Apr 11, 2016
I've already used one of these machines today. And by the end of the day, I will have probably used one again. It reminds me that while in ...0
Apr 9, 2016
I am very late to the game today. It's been that kind of week. And here we are. . .at the end. . .of that kind of week. You know the kind of week, ...1