Angela Redden got me thinking about all of my goals for the upcoming school year. I thought this would be a brilliant place for me to articulate my writerly goals, so here goes.
1. To streamline my conference record-keeping for Writing Workshop. (My Reading Conference notes have always been great, but for some reason I cannot seem to invent the perfect tool for keeping track of conferences. I pitched an idea to ReallyGoodStuff, but I’ve yet to hear back from their product designers. Manufacturing it myself would be way too expensive!)
2. I want to have at least one student share a piece of his/her notebook writing daily at Morning Meeting. (Wouldn’t this be a lovely “share” daily?) I will include myself in each “share cycle.”
3. I hope to make publishing parties more about the publishing and less about the party. (No more chips and soda this year.)
I think that’s enough in terms of writing goals.
What do you hope to accomplish this year as a teacher of writing?
I am a literacy consultant who focuses on writing workshop. I've been working with K-6 teachers and students since 2009. Prior to that, I was a fourth and fifth-grade teacher in New York City and Rhode Island.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).
I live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband and children. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, doing Pilates, cooking, baking, making ice cream, and reading novels.