It’s finally summer in most school districts, and every teacher I know seems to have closed the classroom door to daily school life…and opened another to summer relaxation, reading, and PD (I am… Continue reading
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires will help you to initiate a conversation with about the importance of possessing a growth mindset. It’s also a fantastic mentor text for writing workshop!
Carl Anderson suggests three lenses to look through when conferring with a student.
One thing I love so much about being an educator is the cyclical nature of the school year. The beginning of the year brings promise, renewed energy, and a certain mania. The middle… Continue reading
When I was asked to pilot Google docs in the last month of our school year, I was enthusiastic… but also a bit blasé. It seemed like a wonderful “new thing”, and although… Continue reading
I love the idea of spending the first several days of school learning how to be a writer. By studying other writers’ processes, we can begin to demystify the act of writing.
This recipe for a school-wide writing celebration offers one idea for a way to include all students without the anxiety that often comes from presenting in front of a large group. Also, it is easy to prepare and the outcome is delicious!
Write, Share, Give
You’ve got to practice writing to teach writing!
Are you ready to join a writing critique group? Take the plunge and sign up as we start you on a new writing journey!
The Writers’ Exchange makes writing fun for kids while building their confidence. Want to know how they’re doing it? Read this Q&A with the organization’s co-founders.
What is the role of talk in your writing workshop? Do you talk about your ideas before writing?
Share your Slice of Life Story today.
If we do nothing else, we do this one thing…Read this post to find out what it is!