When it comes to the teaching of writing in a writing workshop, language is everything. It is through the words we teachers choose that writers are created, built up, encouraged, and inspired.
I began my career as a seventh grade language arts teacher at Wawasee Middle School. Thirteen years later, I remain in the same district, but in a different position. My career path has… Continue reading
On Sunday, June 13th my husband and I attended a retirement celebration at Norwalk High School for Jeff Smith, who is retiring after 34 years as a music educator. My husband played saxaphone… Continue reading
I’ve been doing Pilates since August 2008. I started it in order to get stronger after some surgery I had in 2007. I’ve been doing it three times a week for the past… Continue reading
Tomorrow is our last day before a two week break. Upon returning, I’ll be working in 3 classrooms, all focusing on nonfiction writing (2 on research & 1 on persuasion). I love this shift… Continue reading
Recently my curriculum director gave me the book: Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into Practiceedited by Kylene Beers, Robert E.Probst, & Linda Rief. (Is my curriculum director awesome, or what?) I am quickly realizing… Continue reading
Wow! Thanks to those who have shared so far on their Key Beliefs when it comes to language arts. If you’ve not viewed the comments — do so now! Just click HERE. So… Continue reading
I’m a part of our district’s literacy task force. At our last meeting we were assigned the task of writing a mission statement for the teaching of writing & reading within our district. … Continue reading