Category Archive: social media

Playing Around with Instagram Stories

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I’ve been tinkering with Instagram Stories this summer. I’ve discovered several ways teacher-writers can use them as a tool for living and storytelling.

Free Professional Development! Tweet All About It.

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I admit, when I first heard about Twitter, I thought the concept was ridiculous. Shooting a message of 140 characters or less into the world? Why? Who would care? Since my initial incredulity,… Continue reading

Hello August!

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Here I am and August is here too. It has been a long summer that is going too fast. It’s the paradox of time. One thing is for sure: It keeps moving. Next… Continue reading

The Secret Ingredient to Creating Engaged Writers

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I’ve been thinking about student engagement in writing workshop for the past couple of weeks.  I started thinking about it as I was reading Guy-Write, Ralph Fletcher’s new book.  My thoughts about engagement… Continue reading

Tech Workshop — Cool Things Before the Presentation

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My friend June Yazel and I are putting together a workshop called: Tackling Technology in a Writer’s World. We are planning two different versions, one for elementary teachers and another for content area… Continue reading

Texting in the Middle of the Night

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I recently accepted “friend requests” from some of my former students who are now in high school.  I’ve found myself playing the role of parent more than once, telling them to go to… Continue reading

Facebook Event Wrap-Up

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Thank you to everyone who participated in last week’s Stenhouse/Two Writing Teachers Facebook Event.  It was great to receive so much positive feedback on our Facebook Page from all of you. In case… Continue reading