Today, I shared a “grab bag” of writing ideas with my students. It’s a folder they can click on in their Schoology app in case they’re stuck for something to write on. I selected one of the topics at random to demonstrate how to set up a new document, and I figure it’s a fun one to dive into for today!
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Slice of Life Tuesday: Writing “Process”
I spent…a LOT of my time writing this weekend.
Between one purpose and another, I probably spent 8-10 hours with my fingers on these keys. All of it was good, and writing in that great a volume has me wondering if I should be expecting more of myself or not. That line between grace and tough love is a fine one, my friends…
Slice of Life Tuesday: Expanding (Blowing!) Our Minds
Yesterday, in my third-grade class, our lesson went completely, totally, 100% around the corner and off the tracks. Ask me if I regret it.
Slice of Life Tuesday: The Acknowledgement Section
This post is part of the weekly Slice of Life challenge from Two Writing Teachers. Check them out! Today is the day, in our district, where we tweet thanks or acknowledgements to other teachers and colleagues in our lives. Friends, it would be a VERY long Twitter thread for me to go into all of the manyContinue reading “Slice of Life Tuesday: The Acknowledgement Section”
Slice of Life Tuesday: Antennas Up
This post is part of the weekly Slice of Life challenge from Two Writing Teachers. Check them out! Today, I was walking the dog, listening to podcasts, as I always do. This time, I was listening to Mike Birbiglia’s Working It Out episode with Keegan-Michael Key. First of all. If you haven’t watched the Key & PeeleContinue reading “Slice of Life Tuesday: Antennas Up”
Wednesday Thoughts: On Teacher Guilt
I can’t help myself. I feel terrible, conflicted. Guilty. Perhaps not for the reasons you might think, though. Oh, there are ALL the reasons why teachers like me feel pushed and pulled across the emotional spectrum. Just look at the world around us. We’re crouched right at the center of societal conflict: COVID. Race. Gender.Continue reading “Wednesday Thoughts: On Teacher Guilt”
Slice of Life Tuesday: On Sunsets
This post is part of the weekly Slice of Life challenge from Two Writing Teachers. Check them out! Yesterday was a bingbangboom kind of a day. One of those days where I rely on to-do lists and razor-sharp logistics. Drop the dog off, take care of Chanukah packages, make it to my meeting, squeeze my plans in,Continue reading “Slice of Life Tuesday: On Sunsets”
Slice of Life Tuesday: On Do-Overs
This post is part of the weekly Slice of Life challenge from Two Writing Teachers. Check them out! My fourth-grade class today started out with a confession and an apology. Let me explain. Last week, I had an AMAZING lesson plan all ready for my kids. We had been examining art, pinpointing interesting details, and articulating theContinue reading “Slice of Life Tuesday: On Do-Overs”
Slice of Life Tuesday: All of the Things
To a writer, poems, thoughts and images collect and roll around like marbles…
Slice of Life Tuesday: How Are You, REALLY?
Teachers, when someone asks you how you’re doing, it’s time to have some fun with it! Take one of these for a ride. Better yet, add your own…