This months post @msablund takes us through a writing move that helps us build community by sharing our secrets. This lesson also extends beyond personal writing but can be a template for content and beyond.
A few weeks ago I outlined my peculiar teacher headspace this year as I face the challenge of teaching AP Lang after years of working to perfect English 11, a course I helped design from the ground up and continue to approach eagerly every day. In that post I outlined my major goal for the […]
This year on Moving Writers, my “beat” returns to poetry as a foundational element of a writing classroom. Each month’s post will examine how we can learn about an aspect of writing from a specific poem or poems, then look at what it might sound like to extend those ideas to a writing lesson in […]
When we know we’re not alone, writing (and life) can be a little less daunting.
As I began preparing for my 10th year in the classroom, I realized I’m in an interesting place in my career. I by no means consider myself a veteran teacher; I still have so many lessons to learn and experiences to be had before I’m wise. It honestly feels like it was just yesterday that […]
The brevity of poems allows us to slip them into lessons as we develop skills for writing in any genre.
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It think it’s safe to say that for most of us, this school year felt like several different years. In my school there were remote portions, hybrid portions, five-day-return portions, and with just a few days left in the school year, a masks-optional portion. Texting teacher friends throughout the year, I have used a rickety […]
Image via Pixabay If you’ve been following my posts this semester, you know I’ve been working on getting my students to look at research in a different light. I wanted to make the process more real world applicable to my students, so I designed a “Teens Take Action” project with my school librarian to give […]
I have bent under the weight
of it all and
I am yet