When I joined the Two Writing Teachers team in 2013, I never imagined what an important part of my life it would become. I had recently moved from Brooklyn to rural Vermont, I was pregnant with my son Jackson, and my daughter was just about to turn four years old. Eleven years of posting later,… Continue reading Saying Goodbye
Wrapping Up a Year (or years) of Literacy Coaching
As a literacy coach, I always have a few of the same things on my end-of-the-year to-do list -- plus a few new ones this year.
Binaural Beats to Boost Writing?
Could binaural beats help me enter a flow state with my writing?? Could it help students?
Day 23 of the March SOLSC #SOL23
Find a song, a lyric, a poem that inspires you.
Day 22 of the March SOLSC #SOL23
What a wonderful thing--a hundred or so teachers writing together every day.
Day 21 of the March SOLSC #SOL23
If you can make it to Day 21, you can make it to Day 31!
We Need to Talk About A.I. Essays
AI-generated essays (artificial intelligence) is met with reactions ranging from frustration, to anger, to "What is this world coming to?" Here's my hot take.
Day 20 of the March SOLSC #SOL23
Welcome to Day 20. You are on the home stretch now!
Day 19 of the March SOLSC #SOL23
If you’ve made it this far, you are in great shape to make it to Day 31!
A Mini-Unit on Joke-Telling
It is often said that great comedy requires great empathy. A good joke-teller anticipates how others will react. They adjust each joke to the audience for maximum effect. Will they understand? Will they get it? Will they laugh?
Empowering Students with a Kid-Friendly Tool for Self-Assessment: Amping up Agency Blog Series
When students can articulate how they have grown as writers and can name the strategies they’ve used, we help see that they can do it again next time.
Overview of the 16th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge
We will host the 16th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge here at Two Writing Teachers this March. Since 2008, the challenge's mission has remained the same: to support teachers who want to write daily. We believe that teachers who write regularly can better support the students they teach in writing workshops daily.