A Soft Start To Writing Workshop

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When thinking about the year ahead, you may be considering soft starts to the day. In this post, I share the why’s and how’s for having soft start to writing workshop.

SOL Tuesday

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Please take a moment to read a short announcement before you leave the link to your slice of life story today.

In Case You Missed it: Dreaming Big in This Year’s Writing Workshop

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Thank you for joining us for our blog series Dreaming Big in This Year’s Writing Workshop. We hope you will join us for a Twitter Chat on Monday, August 13th at 8:30 EDT. We’ll… Continue reading

This is the Year I’m Going to Make Share Time a Priority

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A glance at the clock tells me we have just three minutes to get our coats and lunches and line up. Students are still writing, but now there is no time to gather and share.  I sigh, realizing this has become a pattern; without a clear plan for making the share happen, it often does not. But all that will change because… This is the year I’m going to make share time a priority!

This is the year I’m going to organize and grow my mentor text collection.

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Think you know mentor texts?Some of the advice in this post might surprise you!

This is the Year I’m Going to Make Writing Toolkits

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Toolkits seem to be the thing that teachers want, yet keep putting off…but…

This will be the year! Grab a colleague or be my virtual buddy and follow along with a video tutorial to finally make the toolkit of your organizational dreams.

This is the year I’m going to keep better records.

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Want to keep (better) conferring records, but don’t know where to begin? This post will help you discover analog and digital record-keeping systems.
Read all the way through since there will are lots of downloadable templates to help you get started.

This is the Year I’m Going to Create and Use Strategic Writing

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“It’s a practice,” is a common refrain from the instructor in my yoga class. That being said, if my mat is anywhere close to a certain yoga rockstar, I admit it–I find myself… Continue reading

This Is the Year I’m Going to Write Alongside My Students

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When a teacher not only brings the knowledge and pedagogy to teach, but also love, passion, and an ability to demonstrate– whether it be playing an instrument, speaking another language, or writing– a certain authenticity is added. My father used to call it “walking the talk.” This week, my colleagues at Two Writing Teachers are committed to supporting teachers in dreaming big for this year’s writing workshop. Perhaps part of dream your for this year will be to authentically live the life of a writer! Here is some inspiration to make that dream a reality . . .

SOL Tuesday

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Join us by sharing a slice of your life with our community of writers.

This is the Year I’m Going to Integrate Technology

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“Digital tools are in your stance. They’re not a seasoning or a decoration.” Cornelius Minor #TCRWP

This is the Year I’m Going to Use Purposeful Partnerships

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Welcome to a crash course in setting up partnerships for your writing workshop. You’ll find actionable steps to get started with room to grow and make partnerships a seamless part of your workshop environment.

Dreaming Big for This Year’s Writing Workshop

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Get ready for an invigorating series this week as we encourage you to dream big. This is your year to take one or a few elements from your workshop and reach heights you never have before.

Infusing Technology: It’s More Than Apps and Devices

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As I sat down to write my post for the upcoming series, titled: Dreaming Big for This Year’s Writing Workshop I thought back to when I opened my writing workshop to digital tools.… Continue reading

The ABC’s of Literacy Coaching: Reminders for the Start of a Great Year

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I have a vivid memory of a coaching conversation from many years ago. I was the one being coached; one of my mentors had observed me and was giving me some no-holds-barred feedback.… Continue reading

We’re Back, Full of Dreams!

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The Two Writing Teachers team is excited to be back from our July vacation. With us, we’re bringing big dreams for the upcoming school year, as well as exciting news to share about what’s in store for August.

It’s Tuesday! Time to Write, Share and Give

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It’s Tuesday and time to share your Slice of Life! As the calendar turns to August tomorrow, TWT returns from our summer break to start a new school year. Stay tuned for our August blog series, “Dreaming Big for This Year’s Writing Workshop”, which kicks off August 5th and continues through August 13th.

It’s SOL Tuesday!

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It’s Tuesday! Are you ready to write, share and give?

It’s Slice of Life Tuesday!

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It’s Tuesday! Before you write, share, and give, please check today’s post to find a link to a podcast featuring one of our longtime dedicated Slicers, Lisa Corbett! She talks about the SOLSC and what it means to be a teacher who writes.

It’s SOL Tuesday!

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It’s Tuesday! Time to write, share, and give!