Spending a week at the TCRWP’s Reading Institute is good for my soul. I always learn so much when I attend an institute. It’s going to take time for me … Continue Reading A Few Things from the Reading Institute
I will be attending the Teachers College Summer Reading Institute this week. While this will be my ninth summer institute, it’s only going to be my third time attending their … Continue Reading Reading Institute
“The act of telling your story and sharing part of your life with somebody is alive and well—even more so than at the dawn of blogging.” –Lee Rainie, director of … Continue Reading Blogs & Microblogs in the Classroom
I’ve been working on a few sample minilessons to give my grad students next month when I start teaching “Children’s Literature in Teaching Writing.” I’ve been making tweaks to the … Continue Reading What do you think of this minilesson?
I’ve been meaning to share my notes from “Methods That Matter: Using Mini-Lectures, Interactive Video Alouds, and Centers to Raise the Level of Engagement in Social Studies” ever since I … Continue Reading Mini-Lectures
I was on the phone with my friend Christina the other day. I told her I was coming to New York later this month for the Teachers College Reading and … Continue Reading Saturday Reunion
Taking Kristi Mraz‘s chart-making course at the July Writing Institute was so helpful to me. Kristi really got me thinking about having a take away item (made with a post-it … Continue Reading Interactive Charts
One of the many charts I made, with the help of some wonderful Kindergarten teachers, while I was taking Kristi Mraz’s chart-making class at the July Writing Institute was a … Continue Reading Say, Sketch, and Write
Lee Bennett Hopkins delivered an inspiring keynote address, “Writers — Real People” last Wednesday morning at the TCRWP Writing Institute. His keynote address seemed to have three parts. First, he … Continue Reading Writers — Real People
“A pen is better than glasses as a tool for seeing.” –Lucy Calkins, Keynote Address, July Writing Institute, 6/27/11 I walked into the Levien Gymnasium yesterday morning and was greeted … Continue Reading A Good Enough Gift
The Summer Institute for the Teaching of Writing at Teachers College begins in just a few short weeks. This year, I’ve decided to take advanced sessions that focus on the … Continue Reading Writing Institute
It’s been a little over four months since I’ve written a post on Two Writing Teachers, though I’ve been writing daily. Everyone said “your life will change after you have … Continue Reading I’m Back.
Ryan Scala has been teaching 4th grade (both as a general educator and a co-teacher working alongside a special education teacher in an inclusive setting) for the past nine years … Continue Reading Imagining Possibilities: A Guest Blog Post by Ryan Scala
My afternoon session, “Writing from the Heart: Finding Your True Voice,” at the TCRWP Writing Institute was taught by James Howe (aka: Jim). During the course of the week Jim … Continue Reading Ranting & Writing
Jen Munnerlyn is a teacher, literacy coach, and international educator. Her family has been working in international education for 30 years beginning with her parents first overseas teaching assignment in … Continue Reading The Fun of Hard Work: A Guest Blog Post by Jen Munnerlyn
James Howe’s Keynote Address, “Only Connect: Why Writing Matters More than Ever in an Age When We’re Always Connected but Rarely Connect” resonated with me on many levels. On an … Continue Reading Why Writing Matters More than Ever
Katherine Bomer never disappoints when she delivers a keynote address or a workshop. I cannot count how many times I’ve been fortunate enough to sit in the audience and soak … Continue Reading What about the kid who ______?
Day One of the TCRWP Writing Institute. I listened to Lucy Calkins’s Keynote Address entitled “Great Expectations.” I attended my first morning session, “We Do Not Teach Alone: Using Reading/Writing … Continue Reading Bringing Our Strange Selves to the Page
I’m getting ready for the Teachers College Writing Institute, which begins next week. Anyone else going to be there? If so, please drop me a line. It would be great … Continue Reading Writing Institute
Just as I have to think about how I can mentor myself after poets when I want to write vivid poems, I encourage children to make reading-writing connections with the … Continue Reading Teach Students How to Grow Theories About Poems (During National Poetry Month & All Year Long)