Want to help your students focus better during independent writing time? A recent NY Times piece by Daniel J. Levitin may hold the key to making this happen in your classroom.
Draft is a weekly essay series in The New York Times about the importance and art of writing. The weekly Draft essay is one of the first things I look for in my Sunday paper since it pushes me to become a better writer.
There were a few times when I sat back at the end of a day of teaching and thought I don’t know if I’d want to be a student in … Continue Reading How much collaboration is too much?
My father reads The New York Times every morning. By the time he gets to work, I often have the link to an article in my e-mail inbox, which he … Continue Reading A Strong Parntership
I made a beeline for Alan Sitomer, Jon Scieszka, and Gordon Korman’s session, “AUTHOR STRAND: THREE YA AUTHORS TALK COMEDY, FUN, AND SMILES (A.K.A. THE POWER OF GETTING READERS TO … Continue Reading Engagement Starts at Home
For those of you who read Matt Richtel’s article in The New York Times last month (about the Waldorf School in the Silicon Valley), I thought you might be interested … Continue Reading Waldorf Education
There are two articles that have been published in The New York Times in the past week that are worth reading if you teach or have young children. (1) A … Continue Reading Technology Articles from The NY Times
Even though we “fell back” to standard time overnight, my body woke me up extremely early this morning. Fortunately, my New York Times was already waiting at the foot of … Continue Reading Teaching Tolerance: Bullying Series
Right before I went to sleep last night I checked my e-mail. It contained a couple of useless e-mails from companies trying to get me to by their wares as … Continue Reading Words of Wisdom for Former Students
The Two Writing Teachers Facebook Page is updated almost daily with links to our blog posts and links to articles. While it would be nifty to think of having that … Continue Reading Literacy News Delivered to Your Inbox
Many people across the world are celebrating Christmas today. I may not be one of them, but I wanted to just post some links to education articles today. Therefore, I’ve … Continue Reading Articles You Might Enjoy
Apparently the Two Writing Teachers’ Motto, “Write: It’s Good for You” is true, according to a Penn State Researcher. Click here to find out why writing can be good for … Continue Reading Our Motto Is True!
Some of the latest literacy-related headlines you might want to peruse: A Hartford Story Tries to Dodge an Abrupt End By Lary Bloom (The New York Times) The economic crisis … Continue Reading Literacy-Related News Stories
As a child, I used to avoid books with “that gold medal” like the plague. I wouldn’t pick one up – at all. In fact, I read more SVH (sad, … Continue Reading The Newbery Controversy
I’m sure I’m not the only person who has realized that not much is written about how much kids write, right? Well, USA Today‘s Mary Beth Marklein published an article … Continue Reading About Writing (and Big Kids)
Check out the article on pg. 11 of TC Today‘s Spring 2008 issue. The article is moving and an excellent read.