4 Ideas to Encourage Writing This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching!  If you don’t usually incorporate writing when you celebrate, do something different this year and share the power of words with your students. Continue reading “4 Ideas to Encourage Writing This Valentine’s Day”

Low-Stakes Writing Exercises: 3 Tips to Get Started

By Lily Jones (Guest Blogger)

A special thank you to Lily Jones, Education Content Manager at Teaching Channel, for giving us permission to re post her blog. Lily shares her tips about the instructional strategy called “Writing to Learn”.  You can read her original entry, posted on Teaching Channel, here.

When we give students writing assignments, the purpose is often to share ideas and demonstrate understanding. We have students write persuasive essays to demonstrate their ability to make and support arguments, or write answers to questions that we use to assess their understanding. But, as Joan Didion explains, writing can also be a way to develop understanding. Continue reading “Low-Stakes Writing Exercises: 3 Tips to Get Started”