Mr. Glenn Skov
Mr. Glenn Skov
651-403-7299 | glenn.skov@isd197.org

Glenn SkovWith an undergraduate degree from Carleton College and graduate work at a variety of institutions, I have, since beginning teaching at Sibley in 1988, taught every level of every grade of language arts, as well as have served as a coach, adviser and Language Arts Department Chair.


 






My mission as a teacher is:
  • to help my students think critically and clearly.
  • to help my students develop the skills to write clearly, coherently and efficiently.
  • to help my students develop and understand their own thought processes and learning styles.
  • to lead my students to an appreciation of literature.
  • to help my students know how to do “hard things.”
  • to lead my students to complete the learning objectives identified by my department, my school district and my state department of education.

To fulfill this mission I shall:
  • provide overt instruction about abstract and logical thought.
  • model critical analysis as a process.
  • use the critical analysis of literature as a model of all critical processes.
  • offer opportunities for a range of analytical experiences.
  • speak to good products as an outcome of good processes.
  • offer examples of clear writing.
  • expose my students to important works of literature.
  • offer my students lots of opportunities to tackle hard tasks as well as lots of support to tackle them.
  • keep my curriculum in line with my department and district’s and the State of Minnesota’s learner outcomes.

My roles in the classroom will be as:
  • a manager of learning.
  • a presenter of “problems.”
  • an advisor on process.
  • an objective evaluator of product.


CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Advanced World Literature
In this writing-intensive course, students will analyze representative works of world literature and develop comparative studies of genres and themes as well as philosophies, cultures and historical periods. This class emphasizes writing and analytical processes and develops the kind of independent work and study habits students will need to be successful in college. While students will have some homework almost every night, significant reading assignments, large papers, and major projects are assigned ahead of time so that students can manage their time. On average, students can expect 3 to 6 hours of homework per week. You can access the course syllabus below.

Yearbook
This course publishes the only photographic and written history of the year, Henry Sibley’s yearbook. Students will learn about the media, desktop publishing, layout and design, journalism, writing styles, photography, graphics, publication budgets and press law issues. While this course offers students significant opportunity and responsibility, it consequently requires that students make a significant and serious commitment. While students will have some homework almost every night, significant reading assignments, large papers, and major projects are assigned ahead of time so that students can manage their time. On average, students can expect 1 to 4 hours of homework per week. You can access the course syllabus below.



DAILY SCHEDULE
Period 1 -- Advanced World Literature (11th Grade)
Period 2 -- Advanced World Literature (11th Grade)
Period 3 -- Prep
Period 4 -- English 9
Period 5 -- Yearbook
Period 6 -- Supervision
Period 7 -- English 9