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Writing is Like Buying a “Fixer-Upper”
Writing
Writing is Like Buying a “Fixer-Upper”
January 25, 2016 at 4:39 pm 0
Imagine you’ve bought a new house, but it’s a “fixer-upper.” The plumbing is ancient, the back stairs are deadly and the paint is peeling. You’ve got a plan to make this work, though: First, replace those stairs. Then, address the plumbing. Maybe two months later you’ll paint the first floor a delicious color called “mocha […]
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The Evolution of Writing
Writing
The Evolution of Writing
January 17, 2016 at 7:11 pm 0
Having kids write essays can feel like pushing a boulder up a mountain with a piano on your back. (Even Sisyphus didn’t have it this hard.)  Part of what makes teaching writing so difficult is that it requires a lot of time, differentiation and spiraling.   When teaching writing, one mistake I’ve made is to […]
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