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 … Continue Reading Literacy Coaches: How do you assess your impact?
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 11 of the Classroom Slice of Life Challenge! If you’re feeling like the initial excitement your students exhibited at the start of the challenge might be wearing … Continue Reading Classroom SOLSC for Students: Day 11 of 31
Welcome to Day 10 of the Classroom Slice of Life Challenge! Keep up the great writing!
Hello and welcome back to the Classroom Slice of Life Challenge! Have you thought about partnering up with another SOLSC classroom yet? Top three reasons why partnering up is a great … Continue Reading Classroom SOLSC for Students: Day 9 of 31
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.
Welcome back for Day 6 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! We are so glad you are with us this month. Our entire Two Writing Teachers team is … Continue Reading Classroom SOLSC for Students: Day 6 of 31
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 … Continue Reading Three Ways to Teach Empathy Inside Writing Workshop
Someone once told me: You can’t write well about something you don’t care about. One day, I listened in on two first grade partners, Jennifer and Marco, sharing their pieces of … Continue Reading Writing Partners: Authentic Purposes for Writing