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Brian Sztabnik created the Talks With Teachers podcast, www.aplithelp.com, and #aplitchat on Twitter. He has taught English Language Arts for 11 years in middle schools, high schools, the inner city and the suburbs. He is currently the lead English teacher at a high school on Long Island, where he teaches AP Literature and Composition, Creative a Writing, and Public Speaking.
He is also a blogger for Edutopia, Heinneman, and EdWeek, a College Board advisor for AP Literature, and was a finalist for New York State Teacher of Year in 2018. He spent 10 years as a varsity basketball coach but now spends his time as a devoted father.
In this episode, Brian shares with Troy his successful conference strategies and his incentive for getting his students to revise and re-submit their work, which engages them in feedback, and creates a cycle of revision and writing growth. Brian also shares the benefits of having his students blog, and the importance of bringing both opportunity and diversity to student writing.