Dreaming Big for This Year’s Writing Workshop Blog Series

In Case You Missed it: Dreaming Big in This Year’s Writing Workshop

Thank you for joining us for our blog series Dreaming Big in This Year's Writing Workshop. We hope you will join us for a Twitter Chat on Monday, August 13th at 8:30 EDT. We'll be sharing and learning at #TWTBlog. In case you missed any pieces from our series, here's a quick review of the week… Continue reading In Case You Missed it: Dreaming Big in This Year’s Writing Workshop

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This is the Year I’m Going to Make Share Time a Priority

A glance at the clock tells me we have just three minutes to get our coats and lunches and line up. Students are still writing, but now there is no time to gather and share.  I sigh, realizing this has become a pattern; without a clear plan for making the share happen, it often does not. But all that will change because... This is the year I'm going to make share time a priority!

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This is the Year I’m Going to Make Writing Toolkits

Toolkits seem to be the thing that teachers want, yet keep putting off...but... This will be the year! Grab a colleague or be my virtual buddy and follow along with a video tutorial to finally make the toolkit of your organizational dreams.

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This is the year I’m going to keep better records.

Want to keep (better) conferring records, but don't know where to begin? This post will help you discover analog and digital record-keeping systems. Read all the way through since there will are lots of downloadable templates to help you get started.

Dreaming Big for This Year’s Writing Workshop Blog Series · strategy lessons · toolkits · writing workshop

This is the Year I’m Going to Create and Use Strategic Writing

“It’s a practice,” is a common refrain from the instructor in my yoga class. That being said, if my mat is anywhere close to a certain yoga rockstar, I admit it--I find myself glancing over to check out her poses. She gets into positions that I’m sure would cripple me. I would fall on my… Continue reading This is the Year I’m Going to Create and Use Strategic Writing

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This Is the Year I’m Going to Write Alongside My Students

When a teacher not only brings the knowledge and pedagogy to teach, but also love, passion, and an ability to demonstrate-- whether it be playing an instrument, speaking another language, or writing-- a certain authenticity is added. My father used to call it “walking the talk.” This week, my colleagues at Two Writing Teachers are committed to supporting teachers in dreaming big for this year’s writing workshop. Perhaps part of dream your for this year will be to authentically live the life of a writer! Here is some inspiration to make that dream a reality . . .

Dreaming Big for This Year’s Writing Workshop Blog Series · partnerships · writing workshop

This is the Year I’m Going to Use Purposeful Partnerships

Welcome to a crash course in setting up partnerships for your writing workshop. You'll find actionable steps to get started with room to grow and make partnerships a seamless part of your workshop environment.

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Dreaming Big for This Year’s Writing Workshop

Get ready for an invigorating series this week as we encourage you to dream big. This is your year to take one or a few elements from your workshop and reach heights you never have before.

Dreaming Big for This Year’s Writing Workshop Blog Series

We’re Back, Full of Dreams!

The Two Writing Teachers team is excited to be back from our July vacation. With us, we're bringing big dreams for the upcoming school year, as well as exciting news to share about what's in store for August.