Resetting Our Workshop Practices Blog Series

ICYMI: A Roundup of the Resetting our Workshop Practices Blog Series

Over the past two weeks, the co-authors at Two Writing Teachers Blog have shared some of their shifts in workshop teaching over time. In this August blog series, our goal has been to celebrate the growth we notice as reflective members of this community, ever seeking strategies to become increasingly responsive to the writers in our care. 

This is how we grow (so that writers grow). 

Resetting Our Workshop Practices Blog Series - Image of a teacher erasing things she used to do from a whiteboard.

In case you missed any of the posts in the series, here’s a quick recap: 

  • Lainie framed the series on August 1, elevating the importance of recognizing when we make instructional shifts over time. 
  • Morgan shared three impactful ways she’s discovered to spend the five minutes between the minilesson and her first conference in Make Space After the Minilesson on August 3. 
  • Betsy challenged us to gather, interrogate, and rephrase the feedback we give to writers on August 9 in Interrogating our Feedback
  • On August 10, Beth shared a variety of strategies for making spelling a more intentional and impactful part of the workshop in Spelling Words for Kids

Thank you to everyone who engaged with the August blog series! 

Every comment left on any of the above posts entered the commenter into a drawing for our giveaway text, Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Teaching Elementary Writing, generously donated by Corwin Literacy

The winner of our giveaway is Pam (no last name provided, but luckily she did include her email so we can contact her), who commented on Leah’s post about graphic organizers.

We hope the series inspired you to reflect on your own practice and to celebrate your own growth. Two Writing Teachers Blog is a space where educators are welcome and encouraged to ask questions, to take risks, and to share their thinking. Thank you for being here, and all the best to you as we gear up for the start of the 2022-23 school year!