#celebratelu this week too, join in over at Ruth's blog
I'm now afforded new amounts of time. So, I am joyfully writing on a Saturday!
At this blog, I intend to share new learning and leading. My celebration relates to Ruth and the superhero's response to questions regarding how to reach struggling writers who just don't care. I'm learning...
Another coach posed the question, "How do we reach students who just don't care?"
I immediately thought of seeking help from Ruth-she's one of my writing Super Heroes! Cue the trumpets!
I really had no idea that Ruth has just launched her new book, Enticing Hard to Reach Writers.
From Chapter 5-think about how behaviors mask needs! You'll need markers, a jar and masking tape for this one.
From Chapter 1-the importance of understanding how brains work (neuroplasticity-The brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life.)
From pages 79-80 a chart which outlines moves to make with hard to reach writers. As I perused the list, I zeroed in on ways to simplify conferring (Chapter 18) for students who are having a difficult time talking about their writing or writing process, "Increase students' energy for writing by asking open-ended questions while conferring" and "Name strengths students have as writers." Consideration for this advice assumes writing and conferring happen daily-a must.
I hope you'll consider reading this book...
|What a Writing Superhero looks like.|
I appreciate Ruth's tenacity and capacity to see this work through to publishing in the name of helping so many more teachers of writers and writers themselves to grow through life's challenges and CELEBRATE!
By the way, Ruth didn't ask me do write this, I just knew I had to!