Take the Brakes Off Your Angst of Writer’s Workshop With The Unstoppable Writing Teacher by Colleen Cruz — A Teacher’s Essays

Returning to your ten-month residency—your classroom, why not kick-off the fall with the familiar energy of a freshly minted school year and build upon it, pushing through resistance and further pressing the accelerator (instead of releasing it). In The Unstoppable Writing Teacher (2015), Colleen Cruz, author, educator, and literacy consultant, penned a book that acts as a […]

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I’m Wild About Feeling In Control of Writer’s Workshop After Reading A Door Opens by Jack Wilde — A Teacher’s Essays

Sometimes, judging a book by its cover latches doors airtight; whereas, opening them can exceed expectation. In the book A Door Opens: Writing in Fifth Grade (1993), the author, Jack Wilde, places the hands of the reader on the doorknob, ready to turn and indulge in what awaits across the threshold. What will you find? A slant, […]

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Welcome to A Teacher’s Essays! — A Teacher’s Essays

This blog, A Teacher’s Essays, is nearly two decades late. I will often tell my students who are chronically tardy, “At least you made it,” so it seems apropos to me to welcome such sage advice. Truth is, I’ve been collecting observations surrounding the world of education long before my teaching credential was signed, at […]

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