Teaching the Teacher

Teaching the Teacher

I love teaching! It’s easy to forget that when I’m caught up in creating stories, but that excitement of something unfolding, coming into being… It’s all there in both writing and teaching. Here’s the difference… When I write,...
Transformation

Transformation

I resisted that title. Transformation? It sounds like work. Like I know where I’m going. That I’ve written out all my goals, analyzed them, determined my next-best steps. Okay, I have done that. But transformation? It sounds so big. Do I want it? Sure....
Happy New Year?

Happy New Year?

I’m lucky to live in a world of people who care about people. It’s the people who take care of the people. It’s the people who hold up the dignity and dreams of others. It’s the people who stand up for justice and equality. Are you part of this...
Home-Grown Readers

Home-Grown Readers

If you want your kids to be writers, read to them. Read with them. Model reading for them. Introduce them to authors they may not have yet discovered. If you live here in the Seattle area, you can find live authors here and there at places like Secret Garden Books,...
Writing Teacher “Has it Her Way”

Writing Teacher “Has it Her Way”

It can’t be easy to teach writing to a group of primary special education students, but Lynn Madore is committed to her students’ success. If you’re a teacher, try using a bit of your summer to engage your inner rebel—Madore style. Lynn was a student...