Monthly Archive: December, 2019

Write. Share. Give.

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It’s a great day for a slice of life story! What stories must you share today?

Three Ways To Make Your Conferring More Effective

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I’ve been trying to improve my own skills as I sit down next to writers throughout my years of teaching writing, and there is so much more to conferring than the three ideas that I’m sharing in this post.

Six Essential Acts of Kindness

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Kindness is an essential part of teaching life. According to Fred Rogers, “There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.”

Communicating Clear Expectations for Writing Workshop

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Words, time, language. All of these factors can be challenges when communicating efficiently and effectively with families. When in doubt, turn to creating a short video to communicate clear and concise expectations.

Why We Should Help Children Lean On Writing in Hard Times

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Seven reasons why we should help children lean on writing in hard times (with examples from a first grade classroom).

Write. Share. Give.

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It’s a great day for a slice of life story! What magic might your words create today?

Focus Lessons: A Review and Giveaway!

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Reading Ralph Fletcher’s newest book, Focus Lessons, revealed memories of my childhood much the way photos can be revealed in a pan of solution. Slowly, vividly, and magically.