Teacher as Writer: Fishing from the Wastebasket

Folks, we are over-the-moon excited to introduce you to our newest contributing writer, Stephen Briseño. This year, Stephen, an English teacher and writer, will be writing to encourage US to pick up the pen (or keyboard) and become writers ourselves. We are SO happy to have him on the Moving Writers team. Here’s his bio:  […]

Writing Workshop Communication: Showing Classroom Visitors What to Look For

  I want to take the reigns of my classroom narrative by showing anyone who visits what successful learning looks like in my classroom and what they can do to positively interact with the learning that’s happening. Essentially, I am communicating my expectations for me, my students, and I am communicating my expectations for them as a […]

Horseshoe to Pods: How Changing Seating Changed my Writing Instruction

  Classroom seating. It’s one of the very first things you consider as a new teacher.  How do I want my room arranged? How do I decide which students should sit next to one another?  You do some research and you ask other teachers what works for them, and eventually you reluctantly settle on an […]

Books That Move Us: Illuminated Inquiry — Researcher’s Workshop Across the Curriculum

Lindsay Bruggeman is a high school English teacher and volleyball coach at Loveland High School.  She is currently working toward her Masters of Arts in Teaching with the Ohio Writing Project at Miami University.   You can reach her at lindsaybruggeman3@gmail.com or Twitter @MrsBruggemanLHS. What are the chances it rains this Saturday?  Where is the […]

Moving Writers’ Top Ten: Genius Hour & Individualized Grammar Practice

As is our habit, we are taking the summer away from the blog to read, write, and recharge. We’ll be back in late August with new content, but for the summer, let’s take a journey down memory lane as we visit our ten most-read posts from the previous school year!    This semester I’m bringing […]

Genius Hour + Writing Workshop: Do-Overs and Take-Aways

This semester I’ve been chronicling my first-ever experiment with Genius Hour and its intersection with the regular machinations of our writing workshop. You can catch up on the other posts in this series before diving into this wrap up!  ________________________________________________________________________________________ Genius Hour, and the school year, are almost over. My students are writing their final […]