"Shifting into distance learning has been a breeze!
Things have been going very quickly this year, and I haven't had a chance to properly thank you for all your awesome curriculum! Shifting into distance learning has been a breeze (well, much easier) because I have everything I need to post online. So, thank you so much for everything. "
Amanda Werner has spent the last 13 years in the classroom honing her simplification and engagement methods. She is so passionate about making learning meaningful for students she created a website, amandawritenow.com to help teachers do the same. She wants to share these ideas with you! At first she thought teaching would always be hard, draining, demanding, never-ending then she discovered the philosophy behind reading and writing workshop methods. She loves incorporating her passions of journaling, sketching and mindfulness into the workshop model!
"I have so much more free time.
During my planning periods, I keep thinking there is more that I should be doing, but I already have everything planned and ready. Instead of preparing more work for the students or trying to figure out how to fill up the entire period with content, I am spending a lot more time on professional development by reading more about how to utilize reading and writing workshops. I also have more time to look for mentor texts and other extra materials I want to incorporate into my class. "
"I'm happier, the kids are happier, the *vibe* is happier... and I'm loving it.
After 13 years of teaching, I'm giving myself over entirely to the workshop model, following along like an Amanda Werner-lite this first year.... with the hope of taking off my training wheels as I become more comfortable with this seismic shift in my teaching. And in just the few weeks my classroom has absolutely transformed. Seriously. I'm happier, the kids are happier, the *vibe* is happier... and I'm loving it. I've been able to actually talk to my students rather than constantly assessing them. They've become real live humans again rather than just numbers I have to move. I'm loving it, and so are they."
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Most of the activities require students to watch videos and utilize Google Slides and Docs. However, there are tips and ideas about how you can use these activities without tech! Also, journaling, sketchnoting and mindfulness practice are activities that require no tech!
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