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How Writer's Workshop Allows Me to Differentiate My Instruction in the Classroom

At the beginning of each new academic year, students will exclaim, during our Writer’s Workshop introduction, how much they hate writing.  “I hate writing and I will never like it,” students are often heard saying during that first week of classes.   1,085 more words

Education

Keeping 13th Floor Close to Home

Over the course of the past few months there’s been a lot of discussion on how the magazine will operate in the future.

What does this mean exactly? 106 more words

A Relevant Mini-Lesson: Show, Don't Tell

Entering the classroom, books falling from my one arm embrace, energized me. Carting around my tiny stool and endless sharpened pencils was purposeful, but my greatest reward was cultivating student writers. 547 more words

Community

New Genre, New Learning

I have a student who is a reluctant conferrer. You’ve probably got one, too.

This student is a reader. A big reader. Like the kind of reader who reads 50+ books in a semester. 844 more words

English

Writer's Workshop #1 - A Box of Discounted Chocolates

It’s Fuck It Wednesday.

What’s that? Never heard of it? Well, let me enlighten you. Fuck It _____day is the day after Valentine’s Day. A day when all of the romance is over, and what matters is that Valentine’s Day chocolate is super discounted. 965 more words

On Writing

Terroir Creative Writing Festival, 2017

Over the past few years, I was involved with the amazing group of people who put together the annual Terroir Creative Writing Festival, hosted on the Yamhill campus of… 256 more words

Writers

Don't share your answers - share your thinking!

My thinking has changed since I started teaching using the workshop model.

I think my students’ thinking has changed, too.

I think that’s the point. 732 more words

English