Phone: x 8638
Degrees and Certifications:
Public Notice of Qualifications: Education & Honors: -M.Ed: Secondary Education with emphasis in English (NAU: Awarded December, 2002) -Post Graduate Certification: Secondary Education (ASU: Awarded December, 1996) -B.A.: Communication & Performance Studies (ASU: Awarded December, 1987) -Attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (Pasadena, California, 1984) -2012 Teacher of Excellence (Arizona English Teachers Assoc.) -Professor of Academic Composition (Paradise Valley Community College, 2012-2017) Certifications: -Secondary (7-12) Communication/Performing Arts (HIGHLY QUALIFIED) -Secondary (7-12) English (HIGHLY QUALIFIED) -Endorsed: Middle Grade (5-9) -Endorsed: Structured English Immersion (SEI) (K-12) -Endorsed: Gifted Instruction -Specialized Training in Cognitive Coaching -Specialized Training in Differentiated Instruction and Project-Based Learning
Mr. Chris Hazeltine
English / Language Arts
I am an extraordinary member of that elite group of teachers who thrive on working with middle school students. It is my belief that the best way to teach writing is to be a writer. As a writer myself, I combine my unique skill set of theater, rhetoric, and writing skills to provide an intellectually rich and creative environment for my students. My classroom is a truly different kind of “school.” In my writing lab, I encourage students to compose original poetry, stories, and novels, and I develop them to ever-higher achievement in all types of academic writing tasks.
I treat all students with the utmost respect, helping them with humor, grace and patience to become the best people they can.
Contact Me: Chris Hazeltine
Why I Do Not Use Zeros in My Class! (Taken from a newsletter that I wrote for the Cave Creek Education Association):
By clicking below, you will understand why I do not use zeros.
Why No Zeros!
The Big Question: How is this class graded?
By clicking below, you will see a brief description of my grading philosophy.
But, what about feedback?
By clicking below, you will see how feedback is given.
A Word about Assignment Feedback