Tag: Authentic Audience

How I Increased Students’ Confidence in their Writing

How I Increased Students’ Confidence in their Writing

Envisioning Blogging Blogging in the classroom is praised as a way to publish student work for an authentic audience, motivating students to write with a meaningful purpose. While absolutely true, these benefits may be hard for students to envision. Some students are excited to share their thoughts and ideas with a world beyond their teacher, while others may

Envisioning Blogging Blogging in the classroom is praised as a way to publish student work for an authentic audience, motivating students to write with a meaningful purpose. While absolutely true, these benefits may be hard for students to envision. Some students are excited to share their thoughts and ideas with a world beyond their teacher, while others may... read more

Why Write? Filling empty space with compelling words

Why Write? Filling empty space with compelling words

Men and women climb mountains because they are there. Writers are compelled to put words on paper because they are not there…yet. Kids want to write. They have things to say. They want to tell stories, and comment on important events in their lives or their world. They want to create and be seen to

Men and women climb mountains because they are there. Writers are compelled to put words on paper because they are not there…yet. Kids want to write. They have things to say. They want to tell stories, and comment on important events in their lives or their world. They want to create and be seen to... read more

Assessing Student Growth Over Time

Assessing Student Growth Over Time

B​logging is an effective classroom tool used to exceed learning objectives beyond traditional methods. It offers more than just a platform for writing and sharing ideas. It is a means for teachers to assess, connect, empower, and understand their students. For students, it is a way to to find their voice, while continuously learning more

B​logging is an effective classroom tool used to exceed learning objectives beyond traditional methods. It offers more than just a platform for writing and sharing ideas. It is a means for teachers to assess, connect, empower, and understand their students. For students, it is a way to to find their voice, while continuously learning more... read more