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2018 NWP Midwest Conference: Writing to Learn.  Learning to Write.

Having never been to Madison, Wisconsin I did not anticipate such a beautiful city nestled upon an isthmus between the lakes Mendota and Monona.  In this place, all roads lead to the capitol building where colorful food trucks and various … Continue reading

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Write With Them; Write For Them: The Power of Teacher-Created Mentor Texts

In the April 2014 edition of Educational Leadership, renowned reading and writing teacher Kelly Gallagher writes about the power of mentor texts and how teachers can use them to help students improve their writing.  The article, entitled “Making the Most … Continue reading

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Why You Should Do a Writing Institute

Thunder rolled.  The lightning stuck.  And I woke up 40 minutes before my alarm was set to go off.  Woke up widely with the same giddiness I feel upon waking on a party/big event day, or a painting/redecorating my house … Continue reading

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The Beaver Island Institute 2016

I was reminded again this past summer that Michigan is truly one of the most beautiful places on this planet … At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, a unique opportunity was presented to my science colleague Jeremy Winsor … Continue reading

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The Power of Taking a Risk

I shared my writing with my students and it was really powerful. I know what you’re thinking: Of course it was. We all know this. We know that we should write with our students, model for our students, share with … Continue reading

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