Category Archive: blogging

GUEST BLOG POST: My (Wanna Be) Writing Life–and How It Changed My Work with Kids

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Ruth Metcalfe infuses her classroom with joyful and purposeful teaching. She is passionate about teaching and learning, and loves thinking about how theory looks when put into practice in the classroom—the place where… Continue reading

I’m Back.

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It’s been a little over four months since I’ve written a post on Two Writing Teachers, though I’ve been writing daily.  Everyone said “your life will change after you have a baby.”  I… Continue reading

So I Owe You Two

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Whoops, I didn’t post yesterday. I could give you a really good excuse like: The kids and I were shoe shopping with my mom. I was planning a new book with Christi O.… Continue reading

Stop Waiting to Start a Blog Day

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March is just around the corner (she says, when today is a level 1 snow emergency), which means not only are blooming flowers and warming temps a few weeks away, but so is… Continue reading

2010 Draws to a Close Today

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I’ve had quite a year professionally and personally.  As many readers of this blog know, 2010 was the year Ruth and I published our book, Day by Day.  However, what you may not… Continue reading

1,000,000

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Yesterday we hit a new milestone on Two Writing Teachers — over ONE MILLION hits!  Thank you for your support and encouragement. In honor of one million, would you take a minute to… Continue reading

Guest Blog Post: A Blogging Adventure

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Amanda Villagómez is a 6th-8th grade language arts teacher at a dual immersion school in Ontario, Oregon. She blogs about her teaching and learning at Snapshots of Mrs. V. Her current areas of… Continue reading

A Few Changes

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If you look closely, you may notice a few changes around here. Our header is slightly different, we’re sporting a new button for our motto, and the Slice of Life button is a… Continue reading

Woo-Hoo!

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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… Continue reading

The Eddies

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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… Continue reading

Integrating Blogs, Podcasting, and Digital Videos

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NCTE’s Annual Convention in Philadelphia in next week.  I’m delighted to be chairing a session for some educators from California entitled “Integrating Blogs, Podcasting, and Digital Videos into 4th and 5th Grade Language… Continue reading

Temporary Blogging Absence

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I’ve gotten a few e-mails asking me one of two questions: “Why haven’t you been blogging?” “Are you okay?  You haven’t been posting.” I figured I’d answer those questions in a public way.… Continue reading

Follow Us!

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Since so many of you are Facebook Users, just a reminder that Two Writing Teachers is a Networked Blog on Facebook. You can find us by clicking here. We welcome you to join… Continue reading

SOLSC Inspiration

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Looking for ways to get your class inspired about the upcoming Slice of Life Story Challenge?  Here are a few ideas: 1.  Send a letter home like I posted on Sunday.  Be sure… Continue reading

Networked Blogs

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Two Writing Teachers is now a Networked Blog on Facebook. You can find us by clicking here. We welcome you to join our network!

Blogs I “Heart!”

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Two Writing Teachers received an “I Heart Your Blog” Award from Literate Lives and by Literacy.Coach. THANK YOU! Here are the rules for this meme: 1) Add the logo of the award to… Continue reading

Stay up-to-date with TWT posts

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Bloglines is an all-in-one blog and news feed search, online subscription manager and news reader. We joined Bloglines so you may subscribe to our feed (unless of course you prefer Google Reader!). Click… Continue reading

The Big Picture: Our Colleagues.

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We’ve never really done a “series” per say here on Two Writing Teachers, but it seems that this week our posts have the makings of a series about what really matters when it… Continue reading

Brighten another teacher’s day

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Take a look at The Reading Zone’s Back-to-School Swap Idea. It’s a neat way to get to know someone else and to brighten the start of someone else’s school year.

Our 1,000th Post

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As I was moderating comments this morning, I realized that we’ve written 999 posts. OH MY GOSH! Since I’m big on milestones, I figured I’d write a special 1,000th Post this morning celebrating… Continue reading