I attended Kathleen Tolan’s “Once You Have Taught Workshops for Years, How Do You Go from Good to Great? Tap the Power of Peer Conferring and Supporting Student Independence and Goal-Setting.” Workshop at… Continue reading
Write. Share. Give.
If it’s Tuesday, it’s time to share your slice of life stories here at #TWTBlog.
Find out what sprinkled cupcakes and figurative language instruction have to do each other!
Please post a permalink to your slice of life story in the comments section of this post. Then click and comment on at least three other Slicers’ writing.
5 Ways to Resist the Urge to Cutify Your Classroom
“Your life is your story. Write well. Edit often.” -Susan Statham
It’s time for our annual co-author summer vacation. But wait, we have lots to keep you going in the meantime!
It’s my pleasure to announce the classroom teachers who will join our co-author team!
It’s hard to have a publishing celebration for people who live miles apart from you. Therefore, a virtual publishing party is the best I can do for Anna and Beth today. Please stop by to leave a congratulatory comment for them since their books have been published.
These four titles are inspirational and useful resources for teachers. Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win one of them.
Do you need help sustaining a writing habit? Take a lesson from Jerry Seinfeld & “don’t break the chain.”
“Allow beauty to shatter you regularly. The loveliest people are the ones who have been burnt and broken and torn at the seams yet still send their open hearts into the world to mend with love again, and again, and again. You must allow yourself to feel your life while you’re in it.” -Victoria Frederickson
Take some time to celebrate what your students have accomplished, thanks to your teaching, in writing workshop. Name something — big or small — you’re proud of from this school year.
Using students’ writing as mentor texts builds kids’ self-esteem and lifts the level of writing of every other student in the room.
Before you plan to ask your students to reflect on the kinds of writers they are (for their end-of-year self-assessments), be sure you ask yourself “What kind of writer am I?”
Reflecting on my first experience using TCRWP’s goals & technique cards for informational writing with a small group of writers.
Handwritten vs. Digital? How do you keep records of your conferences?
We’re expanding our co-author team to include another one (or two) classroom teacher voices. If you’re interested, please fill out the form contained in this post by Friday, May 15th.
There are a few weeks left in the school year. Here are some tips for working through the If… Then… books if you’d like to plan your own unit of study.