Just being on the site has pushed me to look for all of my teaching and writing manuals (most of which are written by some people on this board) and start getting some of my plans ready for next year. Thanks again for putting this together. I can't believe people such as Carol Glynn, Vicki Spandel, Geof Hewitt, Gretchen Bernabei, and you (of course) are on my Friends list.
Thanks for the welcome message, Barry. I am looking forward to learning many new tips on writing from you and others involved in your community. I am thrilled to be a part of this professional writing Ning!
You said: I think they should return the adopted curriculums back to their natural parents--the textbook companies and encourage real teaching.
and, I TOTALLY agree! Trying to incorporate the rading series into a Reading Workshop format has been frustrating, as well as exhausting! I'm having a much-needed "being a slug day" and have listened to Barry Buffet, watched Three Little Reading Teachers and the Big Bad Reading Program, and have almost finished reading "The Sisters" new book ... I'm fired up and ready to take "them" on! Two-faced seems like a reasonable solution to me!!! (And, I generally such a straight-forward person ... hummm ...)
Thanks for the welcome, Barry! Remember meeting me and my friend Freida in Atlanta? We really had fun at your workshop and having dinner with you. Thanks for making members of Real Writing Teachers so welcome at your workshops!
Thanks for the welcome! "Discovered" your pages through the 2nd Grade Teachers Club (another ning network). Our school adopted two new curriculums this year (reading and math) and writing seems to be the only thing I'm enjoying teaching this year ... I'm excited to spend some time with you (all) discussing and sharing ideas!
Yes, I was inspired to join when I heard about this venue on the RealWritingTeachers Yahoo group. Funny how we sometimes have to go a long way to get to somewhere nearby.
We would love for you to stop by at our school; however, we are on vacation the week of April 20. What about the following week?
Looks like a wonderful place to find kindred minds....I've already been looking into some recommended titles of books to read. I used your Hooked on video this year with my class...we enjoyed it very much.
I had joined your site earlier, but I had forgotten all about it. I'm so involved with RealWritingTeachers and Facebook and my blog.:) I would love you to come see my blog if you can:
I am always hosting guest authors and wonder if you would like to be my guest sometime?
Miss you much. We had a great day and I thank you so much for creating this site and bringing so many teachers and writers together for some important discussing and sharing. If you're in the WV area any time soon, please let me know.
Once upon a time, back in the mid 90s, I attended a Utah Writing Project Saturday workshop, and you were the featured entertainer! I'll never forget the hilarious adbuster parody you shared. A young man, dressed in tidy-whities, stared longingly at his "obsession." I still have a copy of the Canadian publication that featured that parody. It still makes me laugh!!!
Here is a place to post your Wacky We-search Reports. Post each report as a new discussion, or if you are a teacher you can post similar reports in the same blog ie: Drug Ads etc.. Can't wait to see all the examples.See More
"I have lots of poetry and bookmaking ideas on my website, and also some poems written by me and my students. In April 2013 I published an article title Seven Poetry Games. You will find something for all ages there. …"