I first learned the IEW method in 2001! I began my training with the teacher training videos and workbook, Teaching Writing: Structure and Style. In those early days, the only additional resources were a few videos for elementary, middle, and high school students. Parents were encouraged to learn the IEW method using the videos and … Continue reading Why don’t you use IEW publications for your classes?
No, I do not accept resubmissions. Students turn in a paper one time and receive their grades for that assignment. The "one and done" policy makes life better for students, Editors, and me. We do new assignments every two weeks, which can take up to an hour a day of homework to complete. Students who … Continue reading Can my student resubmit papers to get a better grade?
All students need help and external motivation. This is true even of adult students, and more so with immature young people who would rather be "building forts" instead of writing, as Andrew Pudewa says. 🙂 I expect Editors to help and motivate to the extent necessary so that the homework is completed and submitted according … Continue reading What happens if my student doesn’t turn in or correctly complete homework assignments?
Registration for the next year's writing classes generally opens at the beginning of February. It continues until July 31st. PREP-1 is different, in that students can be enrolled up through the first class of 2nd semester. At any time before February, if you would like to be put on the email list for the coming … Continue reading When does registration for classes begin and end?
To be eligible to move on to the next level, students must have submitted all homework and the final exam by the last class day, and earned a cumulative grade of 80% or higher on homework and the final exam. In addition to the percentage grade, I have detailed a set of skills that I … Continue reading How do you assess a student’s readiness for the next level of classes?
None of my levels can be described as "easy." Even Level 1 is plenty challenging for a high school student who puts in genuine effort instead of "cruising." I was in my 40s when I first began learning IEW. I still remember the brain strain as I worked on implementing the first few structure and … Continue reading Won’t Level 1 be too easy for my high school student?
I do not use any IEW publications in my writing classes; I write and publish my own curriculum. Here are the covers of my handbooks for my three writing levels: Level 1Level 2Level 2 Supplement Level 3 My writing courses are reviewed and approved by IEW every two years when I go through reaccreditation. Over … Continue reading Which IEW books do you use for each class?
The only differences are the location, day, and time. Local classes meet in my home in my dedicated classroom, which was recently renovated. One local Level 2 class is available: Thursday at 1-2:30 PM. The online Level 2 class is held live on Zoom. The class sessions are exactly like the sessions I hold locally in … Continue reading What are the differences between the two Level 2 classes?
The only differences are the location, the day, and the time. Local classes meet in my home in my dedicated classroom, which was recently renovated. Two different local Level 1 classes are available: Tuesday at 1-2:30 PM and Wednesday at 1-2:30 PM. The online Level 1 class is held live on Zoom. The class sessions … Continue reading What are the differences between the three Level 1 classes?
For online classes, the maximum number of students per class is 14, which is the most students I can manage well on the Zoom screen. For local classes, the maximum number is 16; that is all I have room for in my classroom. Generally the classes are smaller than the maximum number.