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Scoping out a long-term plan

It can be daunting to start out with the creation of a year-long curriculum.  Determining a start and end point for each level, and ensuring that your teachers are building on their predecessors’ work–these are challenges with no clear right or wrong answer.  Need help figuring out the best balance to maximize student achievement?  I…

The time is now!

Hey administrators, teachers, parents: Right now is the perfect time to start thinking about next year’s curriculum!  How will you motivate and excite your students to write essays?  Knowing where to start can be difficult, and finding the right tools to keep the program fresh and fun can be exhausting.  That’s where I come in…

Those pesky state-mandated exams will be here soon!

It can be treacherous and stressful to prepare your students for the state-mandated writing exams.  While “teaching to the test” is not the answer, there are some simple tools you can give your students to help them to be more successful when writing their exam essays.  One of the common frustrations teachers have is not…

Assessments can be scary!

Do you, or your teachers, struggle with assessing student writing?  It can be daunting to attempt a meaningful response to so many different aspects of an essay or other piece of writing.  Where should you begin? I can help with that!  Whether through a customized workshop, webinar, casual chat, or email exchange, I can help…