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The Writing Round-Up {2.23.19}

Welcome to the February 23, 2019 edition of the Teach Write Writing Round-Up!

Every week, this Writing Round-Up gathers together tips for teaching writing and for growing as a teacher who writes. We put these tips all in one place to help make your job easier. Be sure that you have joined our email list so you never miss an update!

Now, onto this week's tips!

The Power of Low Stakes Writing for Students AND Teachers:

You are hearing more and more about the importance of low-stakes writing in the classroom. But this playful, exploratory writing is not just good for students -- it is good for teachers too! Dawn Sherriff explores more in her inspirational post, "The Power of Low Stakes Writing for Teachers and a Community."

How to Find Your Writing Inspiration:

Are you (or your students) sitting around waiting for inspiration to strike before picking up your pen? Read "Don't Wait for the Muse -- Advice from Stephen King" from Ryan Pelton and The Writer's Cooperative website.

Writing Ideas for the SOL Challenge:

Are you thinking of participating in the Two Writing Teachers' Slice of Life Story Challenge in March, but are worried you won't find enough things to write about? Check out this Padlet from our friend, Christie Wyman, and worry no more.


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Make Time to Write in March:

The Time to Write! online writing workshop March cohort is now forming! We will meet every Wednesday evening in March from 6-7:30 pm Eastern. Join now to save your place in this small group that will help you build the writing habit you've always wanted. Only THREE SPOTS remain so don't delay!

TED Talks for Writers:

Check out these six TED Talks for Writers for a burst of creativity and inspiration!

Evening Pages:

Like the idea of Julia Cameron's Morning Pages, but just can't find a way to fit them into your busy morning? Try this idea for evening pages from Braden Moore and The Writing Cooperative website instead.

The Correlation Between Arts Education and Writing:

In these times of dwindling budgets and increasing to-do lists, arts education is often pushed to the side in favor of more rigor and test-focused content. But that is a mistake. Read "How Extra Arts Education at School Boost Students' Writing Test Scores -- and Their Compassion" from KQED.

Let's Chat!

Join us on Monday, March 4th at 7:00pm ET for the monthly #TeachWrite Twitter chat. March's topic is Embracing the Writing Rebel Within and is chock full of fun questions. Want a text reminder of the monthly chat? Sign up here.


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I will see you back here next week for the next edition of The Writing Round-Up. Wishing you a wonderful week with lots of memorable experiences to write about!

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