How does your writing workshop foster a sense of community in your classroom?
As teachers, we know that when writers encode with ease, they are better able to focus on their ideas. Interactive writing is the perfect setting to build this competency.
Problems during writing workshop can become opportunities to reflect on our instruction and work as a community to find solutions.
Launching a writing workshop is hard work. Intentional work. What are those “look fors” that let us know that our workshops are gelling? That community is being built, routines are being established, and writing work is happening?
One of my favorite things about writing workshop is building a strong community of learners. Today's post highlights some of my favorite ways to create community in my third grade class. How do you define community? How do you build community in your writing workshop? Be sure to leave a comment for the chance to win the giveaway!
Teaching writing to gifted students isn’t the smooth, easy path some might suppose. Gifted kids often present a range of academic and affective needs. How can we encourage joyful and confident writing in this special population?
Today and every day, Two Writing Teachers stands with the AAPI community.
Carving out space and time for experiences that honor student agency and their diverse writing lives is not only empowering but also gifts them with the habit of writing and the identity as writers. We can write our way through this pandemic, together and emerge as writers.
In response to today's events at the U.S. Capitol, our team would like to share some thoughts with you as you prepare for tomorrow with students.
We are now entering week seven in our school district. At the start of the year, there was much to think about and much to worry about. There were many questions to be answered and all of them seemed continuously uncertain. “We don’t know that yet” or “I’m not sure” were phrases that often seemed… Continue reading Three Ways to Find Joy & Keep Writing
No matter where or how the year begins for classrooms, getting to know students is one of the most important parts of teaching. Wordless slides worked great!
If your fall instruction plan includes any kind of virtual teaching, then building and maintaining relationships will be more crucial than ever. In order to engage and motivate students, educators must work to genuinely connect with students before focusing on academics.