As a teacher of writers, there will be times when you feel stuck. Ask around. Most teachers have relied on colleagues to help them through the sticky parts. Often these colleagues come to us from a specialized area of education. These professionals can offer insight, collaboration, and elevation to your classroom.
This week, we share ways to connect with other professionals, engage in productive dialogue, and offer guidance when you need somewhere to turn.
Monday, Amy will share ways to “nourish and energize teacher(s)” through coaching conversations that offer bursts of opportunities. She calls it “Coaching à la Carte.”
Tuesday, Melanie will swoop in with her experiences as a special education teacher and how “Three Critical Mindsets to Keep at the Forefront” can help shift your workshop. Look for her post titled “Working with Special Education Teachers.”
Wednesday, Beth will offer ideas from two of her district’s occupational therapists in an interview. “Collaborating with Occupational Therapists” will have ideas you can use the very next day.
Thursday, Lainie will share thoughts from her district’s technical integration coach. “Digital Writing” is full of tips and the many ways working with a tech specialist can elevate your writing workshop.
Friday, Leah will give us three essential tips in her post, “Collaborating With Teaching Assistants and Paraprofessionals.” She even includes some interview highlights with the paraprofessional she works with.
Saturday, Morgan will take us into the weekend with ideas on teacher teams. You will set “Teacher Team” goals for yourself after reading this.
Sunday, Sarah will round-up the series out with a recap of the posts and highlights you might have missed.
It will be a well-spent week, and we hope to inspire you to reach out to the professionals in your community to support and grow STRONGER TOGETHER!
Be sure to check out the giveaway information below.
- This giveaway is for a copy of Your Students, My Students, Our Students: Rethinking Equitable and Inclusive Classrooms by Lee Ann Jung, Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, and Julie Kroener. Many thanks to ASCD for donating a copy for one reader.
- For a chance to win this copy of Your Students, My Students, Our Students: Rethinking Equitable and Inclusive Classrooms, please leave a comment on any of our blog series posts Sun., November 6th at Noon EST. Sarah Valter will use a random number generator to pick the winner whose name will be announced in the blog series wrap-up post on Mon., Nov. 7th. You must have a U.S. mailing address to enter the giveaway.
- Please be sure to leave a valid e-mail address when you post your comment, so Sarah can contact you to obtain your mailing address if you win. From there, our contact at ASCD will ship the book to you.
- If you are the winner of the book, Sarah will email you with the subject line of TWO WRITING TEACHERS – STRONGER TOGETHER BLOG SERIES. Please respond to her e-mail with your mailing address within five days of receipt. Unfortunately, a new winner will be chosen if a response isn’t received within five days of the giveaway announcement.