We’re looking at how we do things at my school right now, for a bunch of reasons. For one thing, it’s always a good thing to be looking at how you operate to make sure that you’re doing the best that you can. For another, we’ve got some concerns about how our students […]Read More Reading and Writing. Every Day.
I am very pleased to present to you the first in a series of short, educational "filmstrips" produced by the staff of OldeSchoolNews.com. We’re calling them "Awareness Films." The first, produced by Zach, is called "Infection & You." Enjoy.Read More Awareness Films
Will wrote a post recently that is helping me to connect with a problem that might be beginning to stir in my blog, as well as others. He writes/asks: I read lots of stories about kids who are getting it, even in Doug’s post, where they are reading and writing and commenting and […]Read More No Stories Left Behind
My CSUWP colleague Megan Freeman and I are at the Colorado Language Arts Society Regional Spring Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado this weekend. (Man — lots of capital letters in that sentence!) We’ll be presenting a session tomorrow on blogging and podcasting. You might remember that I wrote about planning a presentation […]Read More Small Sticky Notes, Loosely Yarned
Writely, the word processing app with lots of potential, has gone Google. Not sure what this means yet, but, then again, neither are they. Should we be worried? Excited? Both? Or is it time to get off the Google Grid?Read More Writely Goes Google
Our first podcast is up over at OldeSchoolNews. Melissa, our first student podcaster, did a great job of reading her profile of our school’s counselor. She was very nervous, but ultimately very proud of what she accomplished. More to come, I hope, as students begin to get their current round of […]Read More Our First Podcast
Had a great first day with other teachers from other parts of the country. We got right to work, though, in true Writing Project fashion — and I expect I’ll be quite tired by the end of the weekend. Regular readers of this blog probably know that one of the major […]Read More Want to Publish?
Nancy‘s using this list as a . Good idea.Read More Prompting
A couple of weeks ago, I submitted my final newspaper column for the time being. The newspaper is going to replace me with student writers, which is quite fine with me. I’m a writing teacher — I love it when kids have something to say AND a place to say it. The local […]Read More My Last Newspaper Column (For Now)
Dana posted recently, asking folks who their dream bloggers might be: Who would you like to see start blogging? I would love to see Jim Burke and Carol Jago start blogging. Both have contributed so much interesting dialogue to the field of English Education that I can’t see how they can fail to […]Read More My Dream Blogger