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Sharing my passion for writing and teaching to inspire other writers and teachers
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Why I Want A Third Space

Why I Want A Third Space | Metawriting | Scoop.it
I spend a lot of time thinking about Third Space Theory (and yes, I know just how much that identifies me as a geek), but honestly it seems to come …
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Empathy and Respect: Seeing Our Students As People

Empathy and Respect: Seeing Our Students As People | Metawriting | Scoop.it
In recent days I have been a peripheral part of an important conversation on Twitter centering on the issue of whether or not we believe our students’ explanations for their …
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On Creating a Community of Writers (How and Why)

On Creating a Community of Writers (How and Why) | Metawriting | Scoop.it
I’ve blogged a lot about community and why I think it is important to share writing and feedback. Community Doesn’t Just Happen Feedback Loops & Writing Workshop But as I …
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I Believe: That’s My Superpower

I Believe: That’s My Superpower | Metawriting | Scoop.it
A writing prompt that I like to use with my students as an icebreaker for our comic-book themed class is to ask them two simple questions: What is your superpower …
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My PLN is the Terminator

My PLN is the Terminator | Metawriting | Scoop.it
how lucky we are to be connected educators today
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Community Doesn’t Just Happen

Community Doesn’t Just Happen | Metawriting | Scoop.it
A writing community is important for all writers. It is no fun to write alone and writing alone does not push you to think and stretch and grow. Belonging to …
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7 Rules for Teaching Writers

7 Rules for Teaching Writers | Metawriting | Scoop.it
What are your rules for teaching writers?
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What is a Writer?

What is a Writer? | Metawriting | Scoop.it
What is a writer and how do you become one? These are crucial questions that I always ask my students and even more essential when my students are teachers. Our …
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My Teaching Philosophy

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I believe in the power of words to help us heal and grow. Writing is magic. Writing helps us process ideas, learn new things, and connect with others. As a …
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Never Forget To Feed The Writer

Never Forget To Feed The Writer | Metawriting | Scoop.it
I am wrapping up a pretty awesome semester as a college writing teacher and a terrific year as the director of a National Writing Project site. Yesterday as I sat …
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You Can’t Teach the Writing Process: How to Make Writers by Showing Not Telling

You Can’t Teach the Writing Process: How to Make Writers by Showing Not Telling | Metawriting | Scoop.it
After the Morehead Writing Project’s fifth annual Writing Eastern Kentucky Conference on Saturday, I sat down to review the feedback forms and was horrified by one teacher’s comment: I was …
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Radical Idea: What if we stopped teaching writing?

Radical Idea: What if we stopped teaching writing? | Metawriting | Scoop.it
I have a radical idea. What if we stopped teaching writing and instead focused on the writer? What if we gave our writers the support and guidance they need, but …
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Genius vs. Skill: Can you cook writers in a microwave oven?

Genius vs. Skill: Can you cook writers in a microwave oven? | Metawriting | Scoop.it
There was a recent discussion about “Skill vs. Talent” on the Writing Program Administrators listserv (aka WPA-L)  which really highlighted for me the divide we see in writing instruction – …
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Technology: Silver Bullet or Amazing Race?

Technology: Silver Bullet or Amazing Race? | Metawriting | Scoop.it
I am a connected educator and I love technology. I love to use it, learn with it, play with it, and teach with it, but I am frustrated by the …
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Creating an (Online) Community of Learners

Creating an (Online) Community of Learners | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Classes start at Morehead State University tomorrow morning but I opened up my classroom (in Blackboard) a few days ago and already 17 of my 26 first year seminar students …
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7 Strategies to Improve Conferences With Writers

7 Strategies to Improve Conferences With Writers | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Yesterday was a great day. I spent the day talking with my students about their writing. This is what I live for, but I am constantly discovering that many of …
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Notable Notes: Starting The Year Off Write (Reprise)

Notable Notes: Starting The Year Off Write (Reprise) | Metawriting | Scoop.it
In my last blog post, Starting The Year Off Write, I noted some of my favorite ways to kick off the school year or semester using writing to break the …
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Why Self-Assessment Journals?

Why Self-Assessment Journals? | Metawriting | Scoop.it
I make my students journal. I am not unique among teachers and by far the norm among my National Writing Project kin. I know many teachers who successfully use writing …
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Do you want your students to consume, curate, or create?

Do you want your students to consume, curate, or create? | Metawriting | Scoop.it
most tests tell us very little real information about students, they do not tell us what the students are learning and, most important of all, they do not tell us what the students are capable of doing with the lessons the students have learned
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What are you risking it for?

What are you risking it for? | Metawriting | Scoop.it
“You step outside, you risk your life. You take a drink of water, you risk your life. Nowadays you breath and you risk your life. Every moment now, you don’t …
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Teachers: We reap what we sow

Teachers: We reap what we sow | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Yesterday I lunched with two of the rock star teachers in my life (shout out to Liz Prather and Vickie Moriarity) and, of course, we talked about teaching, our students, …
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The Problem of Rice Crispy Treat Writing Instruction

The Problem of Rice Crispy Treat Writing Instruction | Metawriting | Scoop.it
if we create writers then they will perform on-demand writing when asked but can also achieve so much more
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Did you ever think it might be the assignment?

Did you ever think it might be the assignment? | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Recently a joke has been working its way around the internet: If Everyone Still Wrote Like They Did in College. It is funny because it is so very true. College …
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Boxes: Possibilities and limits

Boxes: Possibilities and limits | Metawriting | Scoop.it
We are killing learning in our schools, one tiny box at a time. No one ever rode a bubble sheet to the moon.
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10 Ways Literacy Narratives Will Rock Your World (or at least your writing classroom)

10 Ways Literacy Narratives Will Rock Your World (or at least your writing classroom) | Metawriting | Scoop.it
I have long had a love affair with the literacy narrative as my former students can attest. I assign them to remedial writers, composition students, and graduate students. I evangelize …
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