A Writing Life Requires Bravery

Anyone who reads my blog regularly knows that I have a wee obsession with Deborah Freedman’s picture book, The Story of Fish & Snail. The art is crazy good, but it’s the message that makes it a favorite title to share with pre-service teachers: Be brave. Leap. Or, in the words of the wonderful Deborah Freedman,…

What Helps Me Write

I’ve been thinking about how to invite the pre-service English teachers I work with to become working writers who are able to bring their own writing processes and products into their classrooms.  In the spirit of Will Richardson’s advice to teachers to become master learners in their classrooms, I’ve been thinking about the conditions, routines, habits,…