Whoever said that teachers don’t work in the summer, doesn’t get it. Summer is when I reflect and wallow in the shortcomings of the work that I’ve done and if I reached my intended goals with students. This year I was blessed with a glorious creative writing class that was entirely online and yet ….my […]
If I were you and I had just come out of this semester feeling like a squeaky wheel, rather than a finely tuned speed racer, I would want to get back up to speed in time for the new semester or even for the next step in your post-secondary pathway.
What are the components of a great writing program for students? A great writing program for students has structure and freedom, allows for choice but also sets parameters, it teaches technique and reliable devices but allows for discovery while building skills and discipline. It needs to use models for writing that stretch the horizons of […]
I’m teaching grade 12 creative writing this fall and I’m so excited about it. I believe that to be a good writer that you need to read and write as much as possible. At my library, students and staff can sign out any seven books they want to for the whole summer. If you’re reading this, […]