Teacher Essential Questions: How can my students see themselves as writers? How could I teach narrative this year and what is one model text I could use to teach it? How can I become a practitioner of writing myself? Where can I find examples of student writing? The Rationale Why do units have to be… Continue reading Teaching Narrative? Start with vignettes!
During my lunch hour, Senna, a senior in my Literature and Composition class, came up to my desk on the verge of tears. “Ms. Fitz, can we talk about my portfolio?” I noticed that something wrong right away and asked her to walk and talk as we headed away from the busy teacher cluster to… Continue reading Bravery, Mistakes, and Healing