By taking a few simple steps and asking some easy questions, you can pass your knowledge about your current students on to the next teacher and prepare for a new group of incoming writers.
Category: end of year reflection
ICYMI: Two-Week Recap
You will be all caught up with this, in-case-you-missed-it post recapping the past two weeks here at TWT!
Keep Writers Growing (An End-of-Year Pep Talk)
Wondering how to use the final weeks of school to keep your writers growing? Just a few simple steps can help you maximize your end-of-year small group teaching!
The Writing Teacher’s Happiness Project
To end the year on a happy note, I am setting some goals for April, May and June in my own version of a Writing Teacher's Happiness Project. What would you work on to end your year in a happy way?
Ending Our Pandemic School Year
Now our year is coming to a close and we are having to find new ways to end the year and say goodbye. With another change comes another opportunity for trauma... it is important to remember that the health and welfare of every person comes first, even and especially as we bring the school year to a close.
Write to the Finish!
It's the final countdown to summer for me and my third graders. Here are some ways we've used writing to end the year in a meaningful way.
OLW Check-In: Note
How's your OLW going this year? Mine has been popping up again recently and reminding me to make more of an effort.
Before You Go…
It's that time of year when we start to think about all the things we didn't get to do with our students! Here are five writing exercises I am going to make sure students don't leave without!
End-of-Year Letters: Looking Back and Moving Forward
Sometimes it's the feedback our students -- rather than our administrators -- give us that help us become better teachers.
Thinking about Process versus Product: Looking Back and Moving Forward
As we approach the end of the year, it’s a great time to think about and ask children to think about the growth they’ve made since the first day of school. In the rush, it’s easy to forget about the importance of slowing down and taking the time to reflect, and yet, reflection is a cornerstone of learning.
Preview: Looking Back and Moving Forward Blog Series
Here's a preview about our upcoming blog series that will help you close-out your writing workshop in meaningful ways.
Asking Students What Worked
Sometimes we learn a lot by asking students what makes the difference in their lives as learners.