collaboration · end of year reflection · Reflective Practice

Writing Teachers: It’s Time to Pass the Baton!

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.

collaborative planning · end of year reflection · small group

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!

celebration · digital tools · end of year reflection · Joy · organization · writing workshop

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?

COVID-19 · EAL · end of year reflection · remote learning

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.

end of year reflection · figurative language · plan book · poetry · writer's notebook · writing prompts · writing workshop

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 reflection · letter writing · Looking Back and Moving Forward Blog Series · reflections · Reflective Practice

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.

celebration · end of year reflection · Looking Back and Moving Forward Blog Series · reflections · writing workshop

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.

end of year reflection · Looking Back and Moving Forward Blog Series · Reflective Practice

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.