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Snapshots From the NYSEC Conference

My time at the New York State English Council (NYSEC) Conference through snapshots!


Drumroll, Please…

The eight of us here at Two Writing Teachers love to share our passion for the teaching of writing.  We are not paid for our work on this blog, nor do we want to be.  This blog truly is a labor of love. That being said, it certainly is appreciated by all of us when our… Continue reading Drumroll, Please…

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Thank you, readers, for your support of Two Writing Teachers.  The EduBlog Awards were announced last night and . . . Two Writing Teachers was selected for the Best Teacher Blog 2009! Ironically I don't have the words to express our gratitude for your support and encouragement.  Thank you. Thank you.  Thank you.

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The Eddies

We're honored to have been nominated in the "Best Teacher Blog" Category of The Edublog Awards 2009.  We are humbled to be part of this group, which is a short-list of the many incredible teacher blogs that are out there. If you're inclined to vote for us, then you can click here.  However, the purpose… Continue reading The Eddies


Prizes Needed for the Slice of Life Story Challenge

Busy Adults Sometimes Need Incentives to Write!!! Last March, when we hosted the Slice of Life Story Challenge for the very first time Ali Edwards was generous enough to give away a copy of one of her books to one of the people who wrote thoroughout the month of March. We're gearing-up for this March's… Continue reading Prizes Needed for the Slice of Life Story Challenge

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The Newbery Controversy

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, but true) and Babysitters' Club Books than I did Newbery Medal Award and Honor Books. YIKES! As a teacher, I discovered several Newbery Book Recipients… Continue reading The Newbery Controversy

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We received an Arte y Pico Award for the work we do here at TWT by a blog entitled "There Is No Such Thing As a G-d-Forsaken Town." Thank you for that honor! Essentially this award is like a Meme. There are rules for paying it forward after your blog gets recognized. They are as… Continue reading Awards

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Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day #27

I fell asleep on my couch around 9ish this evening. I was grading papers and got tired, so I turned on the TV, laid down, and well... fell fast asleep. Marc tapped me on the shoulder about an hour later and woke me up. Good thing he did since I realized that not only did… Continue reading Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day #27