May how can you leave already? It feels like you just arrived. Really, our time together has passed too quickly. I’m reminded of the importance of documenting the little things. … Continue Reading Goodbye May? (Ruth’s SOLS)
I’ve been seeing a lot around the blog world and on Twitter about summer reading plans. I think it’s also important to help the writers in our classrooms think about … Continue Reading Summer Writing Plans
Did you enter the Buglette, the Messy Sleeper Blog Tour Giveaway? If so, you may have been one of the six lucky people who won a copy of the book … Continue Reading Buglette Blog Tour Giveaway Winners
I focus on creating situations that force the character out of her comfort zone, raising the emotional stakes as I go along. If I’ve developed conflicts that are organic and … Continue Reading Words that are Speaking to Me
Amanda Villagómez is a 6th-8th grade language arts teacher in an eastern Oregon dual immersion charter school. She alternates teaching in English and Spanish on a weekly basis and delights … Continue Reading GUEST BLOG POST: Avenues for Differentiation Through Writing Workshop
The Summer Institute for the Teaching of Writing at Teachers College begins in just a few short weeks. This year, I’ve decided to take advanced sessions that focus on the … Continue Reading Writing Institute
I feel like I have to apologize. Because of the storms, I keep coming home to no Internet. Boo! So like Monday, today’s post is from my phone. (I’m hoping … Continue Reading Celebrate!
It’s been one of those days where I’ve spent too much time wishing I were something else. Wishing I were older, with the luxury of experience. Wishing I could walk … Continue Reading This One’s For Me: Ruth’s SOLS
Leave a comment and share… What have you read lately… For fun? That your students loved? That changed the way you teach? On the web? That you couldn’t put down? … Continue Reading What Are You Reading
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou
Alan Wright is an Australian education consultant who has worked extensively in the United States and Australia. Based in New York for almost six years, Alan worked across primary, middle … Continue Reading GUEST BLOG POST: The Way Forward With Brainstorming
My apologies to the recipients of giveaways for the Slice of Life March Challenge. As mind boggling as it is, I actually forgot about getting them out. (This is the … Continue Reading EEK! Slice of Life Prizes!
Buglette, the Messy Sleeper arrived at my doorstep about two weeks ago. (Review copy provided by Tricycle Press.) I was immediately drawn to the book for the fact that I … Continue Reading Buglette Blog Tour + A Giveaway
The year is beginning to wind down, so it is a perfect time for a little reflection on writing workshop. Here are the questions whirling in my mind. I’d love … Continue Reading How’s your writing workshop going?