I just returned home after spending the past thee days in Indiana, with Ruth, preparing for our presentation at NCTE this-coming November. [The presentation’s title has changed to “’I HATE WRITING!!!’: A Discussion About Inspiring Reluctant Writers By Writing Alongside Them,” since we felt that was more precise and focused with regard to what we were planning to discuss.]
Anyway, I digress. While I was out in Indiana, I had the pleasure to meet and have dinner with four other teachers whose blogs you might read. They’re Chocolate for Teachers (aka: Christi), A Teacher’s Life (aka: Jen), Amick’s Articles (aka: Sarah), and Becoming (aka: Cathy). It was super to connect the names/blogs with the faces and have a live conversation about kids, teaching, the state of literacy in our schools, etc. We landed up being the last ones out of the restaurant on Tuesday night.
Just wanted to mention that it was fantastic to be spend some time with this dynamic group of women!
I am a literacy consultant who has spent the past dozen years working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grades K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.
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).