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
How do you support students with mid-workshop check-ins?
Writing is hard. Letting our ideas float in the space around us makes the words come to the page more easily.
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
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
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 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