We are grateful for the community of educators who read this blog since you are invested in constantly improving the teaching of writing for your students.
On behalf of the co-author team, I’d like to thank you for your dedication to the writers you teach. As the eight of us know, the work of a teacher … Continue Reading Happy Thanksgiving!
What are the books that have shaped you as a teacher of writing? Reflecting today, in thanks, for the authors and books that have influenced my life as a teacher.
When you share your gratitude for someone’s support, you give them energy and inspiration to keep on going.
Thinking about writing a poem? A poem full of Thanksgiving is a great place to start.
Looking for a pre-Thanksgiving lesson to do with your students? Consider having them write gratitude poems or songs of thanks. Katherine Paterson and Pamela Dalton’s new book, Giving Thanks: Poems, Prayers, and Praise Songs, can be used to inspire their writing. Leave a comment on this post if you’d like to be entered in a drawing for a copy of this book.
Thank a family member, friend, or colleague for a small kindness they’ve extended to you. While a text message or an e-mail is nice, a handwritten note or live conversation (i.e., in person, via Skype/Facetime, or on the telephone) is even better.
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 … Continue Reading A Little Writing Love
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