Teaching Narrative? Start with vignettes!

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!

My “Good Enough” is Great

Where I'm from, there is no "good enough". You're either great, bordering on perfection or you're just mediocre. Virtually unseen. Growing up, this idea was reinforced at home, at my over-achieving academic elitist high school, and among my friends. What I've come to understand is that it wasn't the places and people in my life… Continue reading My “Good Enough” is Great