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Routine Argument Writing Practices: Using Images to Spark Conversation

Students enter my classroom, milling about as they retrieve their writing journals from the bin, and make their way to their seats. While a few glance at the image projected on the screen at the front of the room, most … Continue reading

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Teachers Teaching Teachers About Technology: Conference on Digital Writing

Building on the success of the 4T (Teachers Teaching Teachers about Technology) Virtual Conference, this October will see the launch of a new, satellite conference, the 4T Virtual Conference on Digital Writing. Using the abbreviation “4TDW” for its hashtag, this … Continue reading

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Telling One Story of the National Conferences

What a stimulating experience – the 2014 National Writing Project Annual Meeting and the National Council of Teachers of English Convention in Washington DC.  So many great sessions. So many excellent ideas to take back to the Chippewa River Writing Project and my … Continue reading

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You Are Not in This Alone: The Importance of Cultivating Positive Professional Relationships

Having had time to reflect on my experience at the National Writing Project’s (NWP) Annual Meeting and National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) 2014 conference, I realize that cultivating relationships is of the utmost importance when working with students … Continue reading

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Time Well Spent

Time. There’s never enough of it, is there? Whenever I talk to teachers about my efforts to use an inquiry approach to teaching, they almost always ask, “How do you find the time?” To be honest, it isn’t easy. As … Continue reading

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