“I Feel Like a Real Writer” – Guest Post

Friends, I’m so excited to tell you that I am now a contributing author on the Two Writing Teachers website. This community has helped me grow so much as a writer, a teacher and as a person. Honestly, I could gush for quite a while about how transformative the experience has been. Suffice it toContinue reading ““I Feel Like a Real Writer” – Guest Post”

Assigned Work: One (Big) Word

This May, I’m committing myself to writing student-assigned topics. Some of them might be cut-and-dried, some of them might be bears. And some of them will reveal themselves in the writing. Today is also the Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life challenge. Check ’em out! Today’s assignment: What is the most important word? So wait. I’m aContinue reading “Assigned Work: One (Big) Word”

Assigned Work: Growing Up

This May, I’m committing myself to writing student-assigned topics. Some of them might be cut-and-dried, some of them might be bears. And some of them will reveal themselves in the writing. Today’s assignment: What does it mean to grow up? What does it mean to grow up? Of course, I could joke around about the answerContinue reading “Assigned Work: Growing Up”

Poetry Month Day 14: What They Wrote

Want to write? i saidWant a space where you’re read? i saidThen come with me i saidYou can blog like me i saidHere are some ideas i saidYou can take them or do other things i said And then they cameThey bloggedThey took some ideasAnd they did other things like: A journaling of a day,Continue reading “Poetry Month Day 14: What They Wrote”

Slice of Life 2021 Day 29: WHOOSH

Today marks Day 29 of the Slice of Life challenge. Join me as I work to write every day in March – and beyond! Today. * Today I blogged. And before that I cobbled together my bananapants schedule for tomorrow: lesson to lesson, meeting to meeting. And before that I thought through my lesson I’ll be sharingContinue reading “Slice of Life 2021 Day 29: WHOOSH”

Slice of Life 2021 Day 8: Why the Soapbox?

Today marks Day 8 of the Slice of Life challenge. Join me as I work to write every day in March – and beyond! My blog is called “Ed Soapbox” for a reason. Soapboxes. Ideas we feel SO STRONGLY, we just need a box to stand on and shout it out to the world. And friends, IContinue reading “Slice of Life 2021 Day 8: Why the Soapbox?”

Slice of Life 2021 Day 4: Kid Wisdom

Today marks Day 4 of the Slice of Life challenge. Join me as I work to write every day in March – and maybe beyond! As I alluded to in yesterday’s post, I used my own writing as a mentor text for my fourth graders. The goal is to use student writing as the literatureContinue reading “Slice of Life 2021 Day 4: Kid Wisdom”