Today, September 11th, is the fifteenth anniversary of the horrific attacks that took place in 2001. We, at Two Writing Teachers, pause today to remember all the lives that were lost and the… Continue reading
This penguin has problems. A lot of problems.
Like so many routines and procedures, the investment of time to establish successful, productive, independent partnerships is incredibly worthwhile!
A few short weeks ago our new school year began. I am feeling the pressure of getting to know my students, setting up our room, and building a community of learners. In these early days I tread slowly.
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Today is Labor Day so it feels like an appropriate time to temporarily sign-off since I’m expecting my second child later this month.
We often say things like, “stories are everywhere,” but do we really show students where stories can live?
As a literacy coach, my preference is to visit on any given regular day to be a part of what is authentically happening, and to have genuine, in-the-moment conversations in the classroom. At the same time, it is helpful to have some structure around how a given classroom visit might go–so that people know what to expect. Conferring with teachers and co-teaching makes this possible.
Believe it or not, even four-year-old writers can work on their writing for 45 minute stretches of time! Here’s a peek into a preschool classroom to show you how stamina can increase throughout the school year.
You can learn a lot about students when you give them a chance to tell you want they know!