Category Archive: peer conferring

Moving from Partnerships to Peer Conferring

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I attended Kathleen Tolan’s “Once You Have Taught Workshops for Years, How Do You Go from Good to Great? Tap the Power of Peer Conferring and Supporting Student Independence and Goal-Setting.” Workshop at… Continue reading

Check-In Talk

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How do you support students with mid-workshop check-ins?

My Re-Programming Process

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Sometimes you just have to start over.

Sharpen Your Workshop Routines: The Importance of Talk Within the Workshop Process

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Writing is hard. Letting our ideas float in the space around us makes the words come to the page more easily.

Writing Groups + Classrooms

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My writing group is an important part of my life as a writer. It’s more than just accountability, but feedback and camaraderie and, well, if I’m super honest, fun. When I was a classroom teacher,… Continue reading

Writing Group

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Today after school I get to meet with my writing group. We’ve been meeting for about six months now and it has been a very good thing. It started when I emailed Mary… Continue reading

Response PLEASE!

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I was asked to submit  a piece of writing for a little newsletter the All-Write Consortium is putting together.  The focuse for this issue is Why Workshop?  So I refined a poem that… Continue reading

Peer Conferences

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Peer Conferring… it’s one of the most important things I think we can teach our students how to do in a Writing Workshop. Hence, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about it… Continue reading