Focus on Habits to Curb Extra Credit Requests

By Elizabeth Jorgensen

At the end of the school year, many of my colleagues are inundated with late work and appeals for extra credit. But because my students have learned to value the process over grades, I have no late work to assess and no requests for extra credit. 

Even with summer...

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Engage the Maker in Your Midst: 4 Ways Building Breeds Better Writers

By Angela Stockman

My discovery about making continues to resonate with me, but in recent years, I’ve learned that making isn’t merely an intervention for kids who dislike writing. It’s a powerful means for elevating every writer’s process and work.

In fact, we notice...

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Changing the Way You Offer Writing Workshops

 

Author and writing coach Angela Stockman on redesigning writing workshops

I remember my first introduction to writing workshop. I was a junior in college, completing my final seminar before student teaching, and the professor who I admired most throughout my undergraduate career assigned...

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