The Work in Workshop…

Throwing this out there: I need a writing group. I need the accountability and presence of other ideas. I am wondering if my lack of writing with any regularity, except for this blog, is a result of no structure, the end of PSWP, and not finding another NWP. Writing Workshop works. It is an exceptional means to help students grow as readers and writers. I’ve tried to sell colleagues on it, and because they haven’t been to the mountaintop and met with gurus of enlightenment like my friends Holly Stein and Kim Norton, they don’t believe me. So I just…

You know nothing, Mrs. Love, Part II

Another thread on the Notice and Note site that spoke to me so strongly, ‘how do you tell other teachers some practices are out of date?’ And what if they’re not, and what if they just need to be polished? How do you know when to reuse, recycle, or reduce our teaching stuff? One thing I do know, is the good doctor, Sarah Donovan, PhD at Ethical ELA encapsulated what I’ve been attempting to do this year http://www.ethicalela.com/9weeks/ This is what I’m trying to do with my Reading Road Trip, but we haven’t left the driveway yet: I decided the best…