Universal Design emphasizes the importance of offering students ways to express what they know and are able to do in various ways. Multimodal writing not only provides multiple ways of expression, it inspires creativity and innovation, skills that matter in life.
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Welcome to the Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge!
In this writing community, Tuesdays mean writing a slice of life, sharing it, and appreciating the writing of others through comments.
Journalism inspires students to write personally without as much vulnerability as personal narratives sometimes require. However, I still learned SO much about what these students cared about and who they are as people!
Many slicers spent the month of March finding inspiration, writing, sharing, and commenting every day. Throughout the year, we welcome you back together on Tuesdays!
If I can teach students not only to recognize their learning styles and resources that benefit them, but also how to ask for or find those resources, then I increase the potential of having an impact on their learning long after I’m physically or digitally present in their lives.
Day 25 and there are many announcements!
One more week to go in the SOLSC! You’ve got this!
You’ve made it to the first day of spring in the 2021 Challenge. Keep writing!
Remember to fill out the form for the SEAT Prize if you’ve been writing every day!
We have the second SEAT Prize announced today! Be sure to fill out the form if you’ve been writing all month!
It’s the first day of spring! Celebrate and slice!
Sometimes multi-tasking leads to mistakes, sloppiness, and even disasters, admittedly. But sometimes it can lead to getting things done. Necessity can become the mother of inventions, and I’m hoping that these documents inspire some meaningful writing opportunities where maybe they hadn’t been before!
How can I make progress pathways for young writers working from anywhere clearer for them? Inviting students into the evaluation process is helpful, and my hope is that one of these ideas will inspire you.
For many writers, myself included, completing a piece of writing is a major accomplishment. For some writers, it’s hard to even envision a completed piece of writing. Shared writing can be a really useful strategy for inspiring these writers!
Through the variety of resources, the widening of access points, the flexibility of expression, and the inclusion of art as a mode for interpretation and analysis, all students- especially students who have been historically marginalized- have additional opportunities for impactful instruction and participation.
Here’s an idea, shared by an inspirational professional colleague that I’m working toward for February 2021, and if anyone is interested in collaborating and joining in the planning of this, I’d welcome partners.
Small groups are possible through breakout rooms, and just as in the classrooms, they offer targeted lessons for what students need right as they need it. It’s so worth figuring how to keep this important type of instruction happening, no matter where!
Maya Angelou reminds me that when I know better, I can do better. The more I know about how, where, and why a student is functioning, the better I can teach that student.