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My best advice about blogging? Do it whenever you can, do it to keep you sane… | The Passionate Project Manager

My best advice about blogging? Do it whenever you can, do it to keep you sane… | The Passionate Project Manager | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Here's my best advice about blogging: have a clear objective, forget about making money, understand that writing is hard, nobody is reading your blog, and you don't have to blog every day.

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A funny entry regarding blogging by the Passionate Project Manager.  Includes 6 straight forward pieces of advice for newbies along with 3 ways blogging has helped increase the Passion.

 

I enjoyed reading this.  It will encourage me to keep going, even if it feels like I am talking to myself.  I guess that is better than not talking at all! : )

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Have Students Create Their End-of-Year Legacy Now

Have Students Create Their End-of-Year Legacy Now | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Ask your students to imagine themselves at an assembly in June. All of their classmates, teachers, staff, even parents are there.

What would happen if you asked students to "create their end-of-the-year legacy" the first week of school, and you had them review the legacy at the end of each grading period?

This post explores these questions, and discusses the writing component as "one of the most poerful and efficient social-emotional and character deveopment interventions you can do for grades 5-12." The post discusses concepts that will need to be taught as well as questions you may want to use for discussion. 


Via Beth Dichter, Apres
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2 Apps for the Reluctant Writer

2 Apps for the Reluctant Writer | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

I can’t even begin to quantify how many times I have been blessed with the challenge of working with a reluctant writer. During 14 years in the Language Arts classroom, I have heard “I hate writing” a thousand times. Sure, everybody loves those students who scan the writing prompt a couple of times just before their minds and hearts connect with the pens and bleed ink onto the paper in an effortless representation of creativity and mastery of rhetorical strategies. Taking natural writers to the next level is also a daunting task, but I will forever be grateful for those who stare at the paper with confusion and anxiety while hoping words will magically fill up the empty lines. Their apathy for writing shakes me to the core in such a way that leaves me scratching my hairless head and searching for any angle to prove how essential self-expression is to living. To me, life is writing.


Via Jonathan Jarc, Dalyce Beegle
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