Raise Your Hand, Answer the Question, and Keep Your Voice Down

Reflections from a human, father, husband, & educator.

My class is celebrating their informational writing pieces tomorrow, and I think I just realized that is my mistake. They should be celebrating what they have learned about informational writing AND the writing they´ve done. I will have to remember that for  next time. I had originally titled this post Planned Risks, because I was …

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As I was sitting, getting things organized for the end of the day, a student came up to me and asked, “When are going to write fantasy stories?” I thought about it for a second, and was just going to tell her we weren´t…but I finally realized something about workshop…The reason we focus on personal narratives, …

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