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A New Way To Learn About Teaching Writing

It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition.
 - Isaac Asimov I began a writer’s group last year at my school, opened it to anyone who was interested.  There are now seven of us. We continued to meet this summer and… Continue reading A New Way To Learn About Teaching Writing

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A Dozen Book Recommendations for New Writing Teachers

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.

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Thank You

I'm overwhelmed (in a good way) with the flood of responses to the question I posed on Tuesday.  Thank you for responding with such thought about the way your writing instruction has been impacted by being a Writer.  While I cannot use all of your comments in my keynote, I am certainly going to infuse… Continue reading Thank You

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How has your instruction been impacted by being a Writer?

In addition to the link you leave to your slice today, would you mind sharing how teaching writing workshop is better when you're a teacher who is also a Writer?

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A Little Writing Love

As an instructional coach, a key part of my job is to encourage and inspire teachers. This is one of my favorite things about my job. It isn't easy to be the person who is always nudging people to grow, but it is fun to be the person who gets to offer doses of encouragement… Continue reading A Little Writing Love

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GUEST BLOG POST: How Can I Be A Teacher of Writers?

Deb Day has been teaching English and reading classes in northeast Iowa since 1989. In her current position she teaches speech, creative writing , ninth grade English, and coaches contest speech. She is married, the mother of two, grandmother of six, and is owned by Chloe, a one and a half year old Golden Doodle.… Continue reading GUEST BLOG POST: How Can I Be A Teacher of Writers?

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Be a writer. It matters.

Today I met with a teacher who said these words to me: I don't like writing. I really don't like writing. Give me math all day long every day and I'm happy, but don't make me write. I appreciated her candidness. I love it when teachers are honest with me and I'm always humbled that… Continue reading Be a writer. It matters.

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Facebook Event – Day 4

Our Stenhouse Facebook Event continues today.  Today's downloadable, printable writing tip is entitled "Organizing Teacher-Written Mentor Texts."  This tip will help you create a system, using hard copies or electronic files, for organizing YOUR writing that you share with students. You can find this tip on our Facebook Page.  Here's what you need to do… Continue reading Facebook Event – Day 4

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Confessions of a Lurking Writer: A Guest Blog Post by Kristine Michael

Kristine Michael taught fourth grade for fifteen years before becoming the Curriculum Director for Granville Exempted Village Schools in Ohio.  Kristine is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher in middle childhood who loves talking books, literacy, and school. A newly confident writer, she’s currently developing character sketches for a fiction book inspired by her years of… Continue reading Confessions of a Lurking Writer: A Guest Blog Post by Kristine Michael

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Ranting & Writing

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 provided us with a variety of writing exercises, which lasted from 5 - 20 minutes, to help us write from the heart. One of the… Continue reading Ranting & Writing

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The Fun of Hard Work: A Guest Blog Post by Jen Munnerlyn

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 American Samoa in 1980.  She is married to a man she met in 8th grade at International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and has her… Continue reading The Fun of Hard Work: A Guest Blog Post by Jen Munnerlyn