The Two Writing Teachers Team is taking a short winter break to rest and recharge. While we’re looking forward to our blogging break, we have a lot in store for 2021! Learn more in this post.
There is a heaviness to Thanksgiving this year. Yet, after taking stock of the things I am grateful for, I am thankful for what I have.
The 2020-21 school year is one of those times that we must adapt, adjust, and rearrange our lives to fit with our new reality.
As this historic school year comes to a close, the TWT team is taking a break through the rest of June and July. We will return on August 2nd. Of course, we will still be here each Tuesday for Slice of Life through June and July and we look forward to connecting through stories.
My beliefs about teaching and learning have grounded the decisions I make, in the classroom and now during this time of remote learning. Come with me on a video tour of how my beliefs are shaping my actions. Share in the comments how your beliefs are influencing the instructional decisions are you are making.
Can digital badges that focus on writer’s craft inspire students to try new techniques in their writing? Read more to see how I created new badges for the Classroom SOLSC that emphasize writer’s craft.
With social distancing and many in quarantine as a result of COVID-19, sharing our stories here is more important than ever for connection. Whether you are taking part in the 13th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge or you are a regular reader of the topical posts on our blog, please know we — as a community — are here to support each other during this unprecedented time.
How do we reach our writers who come to us from traumatic backgrounds? How do we help writers who have painful stories they don’t feel comfortable sharing? How do we help children feel safe to write something when they prefer to sit and write nothing? Please share your ideas and experiences in the comments so we can learn from each other and reach more of our writers.
Summer is almost here, which means our team is taking a break from now through August 1st. (Well, except on Tuesdays. We always SLICE on Tuesdays.)
It’s my pleasure to introduce three new members to the #TWTBlog Team. I am confident our readers will benefit from their expertise in the years to come. Please join me in welcoming them by leaving a comment after you read more about them.
Fred Rogers says, “Transitions are almost always signs of growth.”
Two Writing Teachers is growing. We hope you’ll join us as we learn, share, and write.
Are you an EAL, ICT, special education, or learning support teacher who uses writing workshop? If so, we’d like to hear from you.
I remember when I started blogging with my first graders, I dove right in without a thought! Despite my lack of preparedness I never looked back. Blogging inspired and connected my students in ways I never imagined. I know you’ll find the same joy in blogging!
So here we are in January! The year is flying by, but don’t fret, it’s not too late to relish new possibilities and embark on a something that’s been nagging you!
A winter recess is upon us here at Two Writing Teachers! While we’re looking forward to our blogging break, we have a lot in store for 2019!
Find out more in this post.
Summer is here and we are taking a break before August hits!
Using what we know about best practice and scaffolding writers, our blog writing begins.
As I move forward in planning summer professional development for the teachers in my district, I am already finding the infographic invaluable. In planning my session, “Getting Started with Blogging” I found the information on the infographic guiding each slide and each step as I planned the presentation.
How can we let writing be part of a “soft start” for students instead of making them complete joyless worksheets? How do your students start the day or class period? Please join the conversation!