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My Favorite Writing Hack: Less is More

As a teacher of gifted children, I often find myself seeking strategies for students who already excel in writing. What can I offer that would teach them to strengthen their craft in ways they might not consider? Some of my students are exceptionally talented; I could easily take notes and learn from THEIR craft. What could I possibly add to their skill set? One answer to that question lay within my own writing journey...

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Bullying and the Writer’s Notebook

Pamela Paul wrote an article, "The Playground Gets Even Tougher," which appeared in the Sunday Styles section of today's New York Times.  The article discusses mean-girl bullying, which has been seen as early as Kindergarten.  This article is a must-read for anyone who has or teaches elementary school age girls. The article reminded me of… Continue reading Bullying and the Writer’s Notebook