In the spring of 2019, sitting with a small group of 6th grade writers, I shared a video of Jack Ma, speaking on the future of education. “Education is a big, big challenge… Continue reading
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Summer is almost here, which means our team is taking a break from now through August 1st. (Well, except on Tuesdays. We always SLICE on Tuesdays.)
As teachers, how might we reflect on our own practice in a way that could make a difference for our students next year? Here are a few lenses for setting some goals…
The most-read books of the year were ones authored by my students on their birthdays. Today, I share how my school made a change to a more beliefs-centered way of celebrating.
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Even with all we know. Even with resources, colleagues, and advice all around. The question still looms in our minds–But How Do I Teach Writing?
Be sure to leave a comment today for a chance to win Paula Bourque’s must-read book, Spark! Quick Writes to Kindle Hearts and Minds in Elementary Classrooms. You are going to want this book!
What will be on your To Be Written List this summer?
How often do your students get to color?
How often do your students get to illustrate their books in color?
Do your students color with meaning and purpose?
This post shares research and tips for making writing workshop more colorful (in any grade!).
It’s Tuesday! Welcome to the Slice of Life Story Challenge!
As we approach the end of the year, it could be a great time to challenge students to think about who they are as learners, what helps them hold on to new concepts, and how they do their best work. That being said, this knowledge could empower students at any point in the year.
Just as we reflect our teaching practices in the summertime, we can rethink some of the mentor texts we use and find new ones to share with students in minilessons, writing conferences, and strategy lessons.