Don’t get me wrong; at this time of year, a lunch or a coffee cart can seem like a godsend. But, I’d argue that more than appreciation, we need support.
An addition to a lesson that will create confident writers.
The Door of Chaos allows students to respond to and collaborate with their peers in other classes throughout the day.
Students can co-create texts with in-the-moment revisions that lead to co-ownership.
Frequently, I seem to find myself with a work related catchphrase, something I find myself repeating in classes, in meetings, and in PD opportunities. It becomes a key part of my philosophy for a time. This year, I find myself harping on the fact that what we do, as teachers, is a human endeavour. When […]
Academic Gifting allows students to respond to authentic writing and to identify as authors.
Aiming to bridge the social gap by creating authentic opportunities to read and write
Mentor Texts: Excerpt from Labors of the Heart by Claire Davis Writing Techniques: Word Choice Background: In Nova Scotia, where we usually spend July, there is an amazing chain of thrift stores. They usually have an interesting selection of books, which corresponds nicely with my having more time to read. This year, I really lucked […]
We have loved bringing you Chris & Robyn’s exciting project this week! Today marks the final installment in the series, but if you want to hear more (and hear it live!) find their session at NCTE16 in Atlanta in November! They will be presenting under this same title! Thank you, Chris & Robyn, for sharing […]
Yesterday you read part one of Chris and Robyn’s collaborative writing story! Here’s part two! When we set out to have our students collaborate over Google Docs, a face to face meeting wasn’t part of the original plan. After multiple pairings and collaborations, our students asked, “So, when are we going to meet […]