A wise person once told me, conferring is the heart of the writing workshop. And much has been written about how to go about conferring effectively. Guides and professional books abound, videos, websites… Continue reading
Whenever I pull a small group for a lesson, there are some important guidelines I try to remember and follow.
My time at the New York State English Council (NYSEC) Conference through snapshots!
Without a notebook, my great ideas are going unrecorded and, ultimately, forgotten.
Elevate the experience of using talk within your workshop with some tools.
It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.
“My hope is that as you explore heart mapping with your writers, you will fall in love with the stories and poems, truths and courage that will unfold–both theirs and your own.” Georgia Heard in her newest book, Heart Maps.
Read on for a snippet of a writing conference using Google Translate with an upper elementary student who is learning English.
Contests and publication opportunities for young writers have potential to motivate and inspire.
Next Thursday, October 20th, is the National Day on Writing! Are you ready? Read on for some ideas on how to mark this day with your writers.
So how do we help these young storytellers bring their stories to paper?
How do we show them these are the stories writers write? I think we begin by getting our kids excited, really excited, like “I can do this, let me write NOW! Excited.
Increase engagement and memory by learning how to Sketchnote
Asking my students to set their own goals creates one more opportunity for each of them to be in charge of their learning and reflect on their growth as a writer.
A short and sweet reminder, from a student point-of-view.