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View a clip from our Webinar Series with Colleen Cruz

Our first live webinar session with Colleen Cruz was packed with thinking about a mindset for teaching writing, strategies to guide repetitive student writing, mirror writing, and more!

In this clip below, you'll hear Colleen give advice for helping students move past the same old writing and launch an exercise with webinar participants as they dig in to student writing to problem solve together.  

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Find Your Tribe: Taking on the Challenges of Writing Workshop

“Children want to write.” These words are just as true now as they were twenty years ago when I first wrote them, at the beginning of Chapter 1. I would only add, “If we let them.”
                                       –Don Graves, 2003

 

By Jaclyn Karabinas

Teaching is hard. Writing is hard. Teaching writing can be extremely hard, especially when you believe so strongly in the value of combining these crafts, but you feel isolated and lack the community to support this hard work. Perhaps you have never taken on Writing Workshop with your students but know this is what will spark engagement and growth in your students. Maybe you have been at it for awhile… but feel as though you keep hitting roadblocks. We all have a story. Together, we can make this happen in the name of growing student writers.

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Summer Book Study!

In a video blog below, author Colleen Cruz describes what she believes to be something great happening in schools today: teachers building relationships and working together. We agree—and this is why we look forward to hosting a summer book study! 

Are you looking for a place to build relationships with other teachers of writing, from all over the world? Please join us in a summer book study with The Unstoppable Writing Teacher: Real Strategies for the Real Classroom, hosted by Heinemann Professional Development, in the Unstoppable Learning Teacher Facebook group. Want to find out more about the book before we get started? Listen to Colleen's recent episode on the Heinemann Podcast here. Please view, download, and share our schedule by clicking below. See you there!

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PLC Series: May Round Up!


Welcome to the Heinemann PD Professional Learning Community Series. This month we look closely at creating opportunities for ourselves and our students to consider the power of the reading-writing connection. 

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Your One Stop Shop for Recent Podcast Highlights

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Each week on The Heinemann Podcast we bring you concise, relevant and thought-provoking interviews with Heinemann authors and educators in the field. We know teachers are very busy people and it can be hard to keep up with all of your favorite authors, so, as we wrap up another school year we thought you might enjoy a recap of some recent Heinemann Podcast highlights. Enjoy!  

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Colleen Cruz and The Unstoppable Writing Teacher

Cruz_unstoppable_2642“As a profession, we are gripped by fear.” Those are the opening words from Lucy Calkins in her forward to The Unstoppable Writing teacher by Colleen Cruz. As Lucy prepares the reader for Colleen’s words, she goes on to write:

[Click here to find out more about our new three-part webinar with Colleen Cruz, starting soon!]

“(Fear) is a cage that traps us, alone, into our worst selves. Into a space with demons only we can see. We become the person we dread being.”

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