A class hub can make all the difference for digital writing and learning!
Happy Thanksgiving from our writing space to yours!
The realization of this moment gave me chills and led me to share my writing backstory with Dana. Dana listened and encouraged me to open my presentation with this story. I was hesitant, the experience had halted my inner writer for years. What if sharing it again had the same result?
Three words that can change a student’s life forever.
Welcome to Slice of Life Tuesday!
Checking in on my 2016 One Little Word…
We can all be a little more like my daughter’s swim teacher, Coach Annie, and a little less like the camp counselors of my childhood. Here’s how.
Will you be teaching your students to write about history soon? Read this first!
Feel free to add on or share some ideas of how caregivers can support children’s writerly lives.
On Tuesday evening I attended a lecture by Lydia Davis, an award winning writer whose published work includes short stories, essays, novels, and translations of a number of classics including … Continue Reading Nurturing Our Notebook Work
More and more, I’ve been recognizing the need to give students some freedom in their writing lives. Can independent writing time be the answer?
Writing gives everyone a voice. What will you put your voice to today? Be an advocate. Stand tall. Stand Proud. Share your Voice. Presentations If … Continue Reading It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.
Kate brought us in closer to consider the importance of the tools’ accessibility and their effect on learning. Not only do these tools need to be accessible to the students, but students need to understand how and when to use them for learning.
Take a sneak peek at our NCTE presentation. We hope to see you there!
Last week, I attended the Connecticut Reading Association’s convention, and I was lucky enough to hear and see some of my literacy heroes. Jennifer Serravallo presented about writing instruction, and … Continue Reading Thinking about Writing Strategies-Inspired by Jennifer Serravallo
This week I am again reminded of how life in the classroom intersects with the world outside the classroom. When children come to school having experienced tumultuous or frightening events at … Continue Reading Remember the Power of Writing to Heal