A few months ago I received an email from a curriculum director in a district where I sometimes do a bit of consulting: Did I have any data regarding my impact in schools?… Continue reading
We can send up our own little writing workshop time-capsules for kids to open in the fall.
You know that expression people use: “It’s like riding a bicycle?”
It’s supposed to mean that once you learn a skill set you’ll never forget it.
Turns out reading and writing are not like riding a bicycle.
Classrooms need to be places where students can take risks, solve problems, and learn to work through the hard parts. But sometimes anxiety and worry get in the way of learning.
Day 14 of today’s Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge.
Day 17 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!
Welcome to Day 12 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!
Welcome to Day 10 of the Classroom Slice of Life Challenge! Keep up the great writing!
It’s Day 8! Have you been sharing your slices with your students?
Welcome back for Day 7 of the Classroom Slice of Life Challenge!
As you head into this week, remember to keep your head up and check on the basics. In this post I share five things you might look for and notice about writing centers.
This video, narrated by Brene Brown, has been viewed over 7,000,000 times. Empathy is more complicated than its twin sister, sympathy. Empathy is a challenge for a lot of people–not just kids. The great… Continue reading
Welcome to our weekly Slice of Life Story Challenge on Two Writing Teachers!
We hope that many of you will join the fifth annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge with your students!
Welcome to the Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge!
There are many things we can’t control in the classroom: the amount of time we have, the number of students, the size (and sometimes temperature) of the classroom space. But one thing we can control is the language we use that conveys choice, versus language that conveys assignment.