In case you missed it, a recap of our Work Smarter, Not Harder Blog Series.
Category: Work Smarter Not Harder Blog Series
Work Smarter: Using Qualities of Writing to Streamline Assessment and Plan Instruction
Dana's Tuesday post about commenting on student writing resonated strongly with me. I used to be that teacher who would collect students' work, take it home, and mark it up with each and every possible way it could be improved. (Though I used green pen to avoid the negative connotations of red, I am certain that… Continue reading Work Smarter: Using Qualities of Writing to Streamline Assessment and Plan Instruction
Work Smarter: Picture Books That Pack a Punch + Giveaways!
What picture books pack a punch for you in the workshop? Here are seven titles that are sure to give you bang for your buck.
Work Smarter: Use checklists throughout a unit of study …and beyond
I’ll begin by being honest - I don’t like checklists. It’s a personal thing. Checklists make me anxious, they fill me with the fear of impending failure. As soon as I’ve taken the time to assemble a checklist, I am filled with a sense of dread. I wonder, how am I ever to accomplish any of… Continue reading Work Smarter: Use checklists throughout a unit of study …and beyond
Work Smarter: Commenting on Student Writing
Seven tips to streamline the process of commenting on student writing.
Work Smarter: 5 Tips for Checking Writer’s Notebooks Efficiently
Grace Chough led a session, "Turning Writer's Notebooks Into Workbenches, and Using Them to Work Deliberately Towards Big Goals," at the June 2014 TCRWP Writing Institute. She shared lots of smart thinking about the work students do in writer's notebooks. But there one particular thing she said that resonated with me since I used to… Continue reading Work Smarter: 5 Tips for Checking Writer’s Notebooks Efficiently
Preview: Work Smarter, Not Harder Blog Series
Welcome to our “Work Smarter, Not Harder” Blog Series. Contrary to what your students may think, we know you don’t live at school. If the teaching of writing feels cumbersome to you, then stick with us this week. We’ll help you maximize your time so the teaching of writing will feel more enjoyable. A preview… Continue reading Preview: Work Smarter, Not Harder Blog Series