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!
Recently, a student confessed to me that she has been writing her homework papers, from start to finish, the day before they were due. This did not surprise me; this particular student has been turning in substandard work all year, which is reflected in her grades. Good writing takes time, and she has not put … Continue reading A Small Daily Task
Just this week I have been asked again whether it is really necessary for students to follow the daily writing schedule laid out in their handbooks. The answer is, "Yes, it is, if you want your student to learn to write well." Why the detailed writing schedule? Each of the two-week writing assignments is structured to … Continue reading The Power of Daily Practice