Although registration for my 2021/2022 Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) classes, for both local and live Zoom online classes, will continue through July, the $35 Early Bird discount for registration ends this coming Monday, May 31st. If you want to find out more about the classes, go to my CONTACT tab and send me an email!
It’s All Over But the Grading!
This was the last week of classes for all Writing to Learn levels! It was a swift and busy year, with my greatest number of students ever. I love Final Exam week. The students have worked hard all year, and the exam week is really a Victory Lap for them. They have the opportunity to … Continue reading It’s All Over But the Grading!
Why Do People Assume That Homeschoolers Should Work Independently?
Why do people assume that homeschoolers are self-learners, self-starters, lovers of academics? Homeschoolers are just ordinary people with all the different personalities and quirks and talents and shortcomings that ordinary people have.
Writing Class Skills in Real Life: Writing Style and Following Directions
Today I interviewed Sarah, one of my Veteran Writing Moms, about skills needed in the Real World! Sarah shares some experiences about the effect of writing style and following directions on her work.Sarah's experience is all too common in the work world, even among professionals who ought to know how to do things correctly. It … Continue reading Writing Class Skills in Real Life: Writing Style and Following Directions
What’s the Big Deal about Level 2?
Some of my parents wonder whether their Level 1 graduates are ready for Level 2. Back in my early days of teaching IEW, I took 6th graders in Level 1 and some went on to Level 2 in 7th grade. After a few years, though, I began to see a difference in the kind of … Continue reading What’s the Big Deal about Level 2?
All Writing to Learn classes are available as online classes held live through Zoom, a wonderful free app that allows us to see and hear each other in real time! Online classes are limited to 14 students per class. See my class schedule for days and times of available online classes. Level 1 and Level … Continue reading Online Classes
I just had my most successful Early Registration ever! I'm looking forward to working with many new and veteran writing families this coming school year. Although Early Registration is over, registration will continue through July 31st. Currently, there is still space in all classes except for the Wednesday Level 1 class. For information or registration … Continue reading Registration continues!
Experience an Online Class with ZOOM!
Many parents are curious about how my online classes work. Writing to Learn online classes are held live. They are exactly like my local classes, except we are interacting via computer video and audio instead of in my classroom. This is made possible through Zoom, a free meeting app available at http://www.zoom.us. The video below … Continue reading Experience an Online Class with ZOOM!
Writing to Learn Life Skills
"...one of the most important things a student should take from his education is a sense that he must do things properly, according to whatever rules pertain to the situation at hand."Tina Blue, English Professor, University of Kansas When Grant, my youngest child, was in high school, I finally admitted to myself that I had … Continue reading Writing to Learn Life Skills