April 2nd, 2013
When our authors are not writing books, they are probably out and about teaching kids, giving presentations, or writing articles. Here is a sampling of some of their recent work:
In this great article published on the MiddleWeb site, Erik talks about the importance of making public speaking a part of the classroom. He lists some tips on how to make the most of online tools and how to add life to recorded presentations. Read the full article on MiddleWeb.
Julie Ramsay (“Can We Skip Lunch and Keep Writing?”)
“When you begin a writing project with your students, do they jump up and cheer? Or do they roll their eyes, sigh, and grumble? Ever wonder how some teachers inspire young authors to blossom while others fight off the weeds that choke their students’ desire to write? That is where our story begins… “ writes Julie Ramsay in the opening paragraph of her article on the IRA website. Read the full story of how she turned her classroom into a place where children really want to skip lunch and keep writing.
Rick Wormeli’s advice on classroom practice, grading, differentiation, and many other subjects can — and has — filled books. In this guest article on MiddleWeb, he shares his top five strategies for teaching tweens.
Glennon Doyle Melton (Test Talk)
Before she was a Warrior on her popular blog Momastery.com, Glennon Doyle Melton wrote a book for Stenhouse with coauthor Amy H. Greene. Glennon was recently on the Today Show to promote her new book Carry On, Warrior. You can watch the video of her interview here.
Leslie Montgomery, Margot Smith Holmes, Brenda Overturf (Word Nerds)
Two of the authors of Word Nerds were featured in an article in the Kentucky Teacher recently, where they talked about their book and how they made vocabulary learning come alive for their students. “We knew that whatever we did, a huge role had to be that we were teaching them confidence and strategies to attack anything that’s unfamiliar instead of shutting down and being afraid of it,” she said. “Not only did we want to have a plan that obviously would increase their word bank, but also that would provide them a word confidence in themselves.”
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