Need credits or clock hours? As a writer, teacher, and creativity coach with a master's project on teaching writing, years of facilitating classroom writing workshops, teaching continuing education courses, and presenting at retreats and conferences, it's time to pass on what I know and believe.
We know student choice in reading materials and writing topics increases lifelong literacy, but how can one teacher manage it all?
Using Nancie Atwell’s In the Middle, we’ll explore details and procedures for organizing, launching, and maintaining successful writing and reading workshops. With hundreds of mini-lessons, mentor texts, and techniques for teaching multiple genres and conferring with students on their reading and writing, Atwell’s new edition “is everything I’ve learned over the past three decades that makes writing-reading workshop the only logical way to teach English.”
Deb is excited to be your invisible teaching partner in this writing intensive, transformational course.
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There are so many ways you can be supported in your writing teaching. Invite Deb to your conferences, plan a district workshop or presentation, set up consultations to support staff and/or students, or design a program that best fits your district, school, or classroom needs.
As a guest teacher, Deb inspires young writers and models activities and techniques that teachers can incorporate into existing educational settings and practices, whether in person or online.
Check back for more options, including the publication of Deb's book on teaching writing, or contact Deb to discuss your particular needs.
This course gave me the courage to appear vulnerable in front my class. My biggest success after taking this course has been a fifth grader who has become the most eager writer in my class from the most reluctant one in the course of five months. Nearly everyday now, he looks up to me and asks, “When can we write?”
This course has been such a blessing to me this school year. I entered this course thinking it was going to be about how to format writing with students, making their papers more geared towards preparing students to write for essays, papers, state tests etc. But what I learned was better than I had anticipated.
This course has given me a new excitement for teaching writing. It celebrates the student where they are at, with the stories they have to give. It encourages the writing process and shows each student that their stories matter and are to be celebrated. It also shows the teacher and the student that they have stories. They are not blank. Their thoughts, ideas, questions, and so on are all part of the story of their lives and it is to be written and heard if they so choose.
In Deb Lund’s “Writing With Children” there is so much depth and insight into becoming a better teacher of writing. She pulls you out of your own shell to engage in the writing process yourself, which is probably one of the greatest gifts.
I am excited about the outcome of my students’ writing as they learn and express their ideas and imagination and explore a higher realm of knowledge and information. Who knows what they are capable of and where this year’s experience in writing will take them! Thank you for all the information and direction in this course. I am a better teacher and writing instructor because of it!