Category Archive: blogging

July Vacation

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Summer is here and we are taking a break before August hits!

Scaffolding Student Blogging: Setting Students Up For Success

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Using what we know about best practice and scaffolding writers, our blog writing begins.

Making the Writer Better: Getting Started with Blogging

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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.

Write at the Start: No More Morning Worksheets

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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!

Introducing a New Co-Author

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There’s a new primary voice on our co-author team!

TWT Spring Blogging Break

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Our co-author team is taking a blogging break this week. In the meantime, you may access our archives by doing a keyword or category search.

Reflections on the Classroom SOLSC 2018

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The Classroom SOLSC is over for this year…now come the reflections!

Branding Student Blogs

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As an instructional technology coach, I have the privilege of working alongside teachers as they bring their students into the world of blogging.  Many of the teachers I work with are new to blogging. They rely on me to steer them into an experience that will engage the student, lift student writing, and fit within the already packed school day. I guide these teachers to create branded blogs.

Who Is Up For A Challenge? A Guest Blog Post By Michelle Haseltine

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How do I manage with thirty to forty students blogging? I blog too. That’s always made it more meaningful for my students.

A Winter Recess

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A winter recess is upon us here at Two Writing Teachers. A break is nice, but we have a lot in store for 2018. We can’t wait to come back in January with a fresh start!

It’s Not All About Blog: The Work Before The Blog

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Take the first step together; write, read, and comment on blogs as a class.  These first steps will help your students learn the feel and expectations of a blogging community.

Past the Flash of Technology

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Technology gives us all choices and decisions to make. Big decisions. How can we welcome technology in our classrooms? Technology can be a new way of doing the same thing. Will we seek apps that allow our students to make choices in creating and sharing with others, or will we seek apps that do the same old thing in a different way?

A Fork In My Road

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Dear Two Writing Teachers Community, My emotions are all jumbled up as I write this post to share bittersweet news. At the end of this month I will step away from my co-author… Continue reading

Introducing Our New Co-Author

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There’s a new middle school and coaching voice on our team!

Saying Good-bye

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Saying good-bye is never easy.

Holiday Blogging Break

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December is a month of celebrations and a chance for the co-authors to take a brief blogging break as we turn our focus to our families during the rest of December. The rest and reflection always helps us start the new year with a renewed sense of passion and purpose.

A Class Hub To The Rescue!

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A class hub can make all the difference for digital writing and learning!

Hubbard Family Fire

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A fire tore through the home of one of our co-authors last night. It is my hope you will be able to help her and her family out as they cope with this tragic event.

Thoughtful Feedback

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One way to become a community of writers is to leave thoughtful feedback.

Snapshots From the NYSEC Conference

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