With so many fantastic books about the teaching of writing out there, how do teachers who are new to writing workshop know what to read first? Here are 12 books I think all teachers of writing should read.
Pamela Paul wrote an article, “The Playground Gets Even Tougher,” which appeared in the Sunday Styles section of today’s New York Times. The article discusses mean-girl bullying, which has been … Continue Reading Bullying and the Writer’s Notebook
Just a reminder for those of you whose student teachers are finishing soon: remember to get him/her something. As you’ll see, I put in some practical stuff, as well as … Continue Reading Today’s My Student Teacher’s Last Day
I spoke with my student teacher about a half hour ago. She’s designing an assignment for my students to show-off their knowledge of conventions since we’re ending our unit of … Continue Reading Conventions Celebration
My student teacher starts with my class tomorrow. Therefore, in order to facilitate a smooth transition (and the earliest possible start-date for her to begin teaching lots of lessons) with … Continue Reading Getting Ready for My Student Teacher’s First Day
My student teacher’s program informed me that I could give her some reading to do over the winter recess. (I’ve already met Miss M., as I’ll refer to her going … Continue Reading Readings for Student Teachers
One of our readers, who has asked to remain anonymous, e-mailed me this morning with regard to the student teacher in their classroom. The person who is student teaching is … Continue Reading Student Teachers & Writing Workshop