Your Next Step...

If you are looking for support to engage students this year and next, I think you are going to love this... 



Are you...

  • Worried about engagement?

  • Wondering how to get at the social and emotional issues students are facing during this pandemic? 

  • Wanting to change things up to incorporate more art?

  • Wondering how to assign projects that don't require a screen?

  • Wanting done for you activities that require little to no planning to save you time and your sanity?

What if you had all the tools you need to engage your students today?


Professional Development

[$50 value]

  1. Using Google Drive to Plan  
  2. How to Use E-Journals in the Classroom
  3. How to Model Sketchnoting 
  4. How to Digitize Mini-Lessons
  5. Practicing Mindfulness for Teachers
  6. Routines for Mindfulness in the Classroom

Digital Journaling Activities

[$30 Value] 

  1. Why Journal?
  2. Types of Journals 
  3. Roadblocks to Starting New Habits 
  4. Listing Ideas
  5. Emulating Authors
  6. Timelines & Dates
  7. Drawing Pictures & Maps
  8. Writing Thoughts
  9. Writing Fiction 

Digital Sketchnoting Activities

[$25 Value]

  1. Types of Note-Taking
  2. How to Do Sketchnotes 
  3. Drawing Tips
  4. Practicing Personal Sketchnotes
  5. Practicing Academic Sketchnotes
  6. Practicing One-Pagers

Digital Mindfulness Activities

[$25 Value]

  1. Defining Mindfulness 
  2. Types of Meditation
  3. Barriers of Meditation 
  4. Mindfulness Activities 
  5. Making Mindfulness a Habit

Editable Google Drive Templates

[$30 Value]

  1. Journaling Unit at a Glance Template
  2. Year-Long Planning Template
  3. Journaling 
    Distance Learning Template
  4. Sketchnoting 
    Distance Learning Template 
  5. Mindfulness 
    Distance Learning Template

Digital Writing Workshop Unit

[$30 Value]

  1. 12 Mini Lessons to Teach Journaling
  2. Editable Charts 
  3. Writing Samples 
  4. Editable Unit at a Glance
  5. Editable Assessment Tools
  6. Editable Google E-Journal

Grab the Engagement Pack Now!

This resource is available only for a limited time.

"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. "

Katy Riley
7th Grade English Teacher


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, 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. "

Jason Lantz
8th Grade English Teacher


Journaling Distance Learning Activities 

[$30 Value]

Sketchnoting Distance Learning Activities 

[$25 Value]

Mindfulness Distance Learning Activities

[$25 Value]

Editable Templates

[$30 Value]

E-Journaling Writing Workshop Unit 

[$30 Value]

Development Videos

[$50 Value]

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"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."

Jennifer Bowles
7th Grade English Teacher

Frequently Asked Questions

As you soon as you sign up you will receive an email from me with your login information. You can access everything today! 

All these materials are digital. This means that once you have access, you can download everything and edit as you see fit. Because of the nature of these resources refunds are not available. 

All of the professional development videos are previously recorded. 

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!

You will have lifetime access to all the materials! All you have to do is download them to your computer and they are yours for life. 

Once you sign up, you will create a username and password and access all materials via https://workshopteacherschool/library

You may share these teaching materials with your teaching team but please do not share them on any social media platform or any other place online. These materials are copyrighted. 


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