joy to the written word on the first day of #uiwp2012

This morning marks the first day of my experience in the University of Illinois Writing Project and probably of a new vision for writing instruction in my career.  We opened with an activity where we drew out a visualization of a recent writing process that we experienced on a sheet of transparency “paper”.  My collage more Read More …

Not even the first day and I’ve got a "what went well" post

There are times this week that I wish I had a clone.  Seriously wished, I should say.  Preparing for a new school year at a new school is a constantly growing list of To-Dos that compete amongst each other.  I have not had to re-stack and then Post-Its for a while, but I have to Read More …