Category Archive: COVID-19

Teaching from Home: A Poetry Lesson

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This is an invitation to write a poem with me today! You might also find this post helpful to you as a teacher and wish to share it with your students.

A Time For Stories: Invitation to the April Classroom SOLSC

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I can’t think of a more important time for sharing stories.Our students are living through a most historic moment as the world faces the Covid-19 global pandemic. Many of us are experiencing school closures and trying to navigate distance learning for the first time under challenging circumstances. If one of your goals is for your students to grow as writers, feel part of a community, and document this unique time in history, consider joining us for the 2020 April Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC).

A Very Short List of Distance Learning Ideas

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How can we strike a balance between device-based distance learning support and tried-and-true physical experiences in a way that supports our writers in some positive ways?  While I am aware many wonderful and generous educators and authors have already compiled and curated extensive lists, allow me to share just a few that you may (or may not) find helpful in your efforts to guide and support students and parents at home…

Rethinking Materials, Routines, and Collaboration: What Does Independence and Interdependence Look Like From Home?

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Our teaching worlds have been turned upside down. For many of us, every system and structure we’ve had in place for planning, teaching and learning has changed over the past few days. As you find our groove in the new reality, here are some practical suggestions that will help bring the many comforts of your classroom home.

What to Expect from the #TWTBlog Team During COVID-19 Extended School Closures

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I’m not sure what next week or next month will look like, but I can tell you what to expect from our team of co-authors, contributing writers, and guest bloggers as we seek to navigate this unprecedented time.

A Mid-Month Invitation

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We are halfway through our 13th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge, and we are facing unprecedented challenges around the world given the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent years, we have emphasized participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge for thirty-one days. Given all that is changing around us, this year we are inviting educators to join our writing community mid-month because writing connects us, even –and especially — when we feel anxious and confused.

Reaching Out to Our Readers, Writing Community, and Friends

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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.