Education :: Character Building

This is probably my favorite part of writing. I’m not saying I’m the best at it or even all that great. Indeed, I see them clearly in my head, but I’m not sure I’m able to fully convey their looks and personalities in my writing. I have a huge imagination! I say all this toContinue reading “Education :: Character Building”

Education :: The Importance of Tense

Alli stood in the doorway. She holds out her hands and dropped the towel. The towel fell to the floor and clumps up. It had only been on the floor for a moment before she leans down and picked it up. Does your head hurt yet? Mine did just writing that. This can be howContinue reading “Education :: The Importance of Tense”

Education :: Incorporating Real Life into Fiction

The image attached to this post really has nothing to do with the post. I was looking for something animated that looked real and this picture popped up and I thought it was cool! Anyway… No matter our age, we’ve all got experiences that others don’t. We also have experiences in common, obviously. My point:Continue reading “Education :: Incorporating Real Life into Fiction”

Education :: Show, Don’t Tell

Hey, readers! First, I want to apologize for no education post last week. With my work schedule, I quickly lose track of what day of the week I’m on. By the time I realized I hadn’t posted here yet, it was already Monday… I’ll try to plan better! Any, today’s blog post. I chose theContinue reading “Education :: Show, Don’t Tell”

Education :: I’m back!

Hey, teacher friends! I took off last summer, as you are very well aware, and then ended up never coming back to these posts. I want to apologize from the bottom of my heart. It’s been a long six months of struggling with depression and trying to get back into the swing of things whileContinue reading “Education :: I’m back!”

Education :: A Few Writing Prompts

Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of Education posts the last couple of weeks. My schedule has been awesome! 🤪😉 Anywhoodle – yes, this is a made-up word, no I don’t care – I’ve put together 3 writing prompts for you all. There is one per age group. Obviously you can change them in everyContinue reading “Education :: A Few Writing Prompts”

Education : Why do we teach writing?

Writing is one of the most difficult things to teach. Our students are all at different levels of understanding while we are also stuck teaching the curriculum and barely get a moment to think about teaching writing. Not every student has the gift to write, but teaching them writing is still important. Teaching writing helpsContinue reading “Education : Why do we teach writing?”

Education :: My Favorite Writing Exercise

Okay, so I never actually got to do this exercise, but I’ve seen it many times and it looks like so much fun. I’m sure you’ve seen it online and you may even give this assignments to your students! Have them write how to do something. For instance: How to Make a Peanut Butter andContinue reading “Education :: My Favorite Writing Exercise”

Education :: Why We Write

“Most of my students really struggle with writing. Why do I need to keep pushing them when they really have no interest?” When I was an elementary music teacher, I struggled with this question off and on. I know that music benefits everyone; but what about the students who just don’t *get* it? Why doContinue reading “Education :: Why We Write”

Education :: Tips for Creating Characters

Come up with a name for your character Why create a name first? a name gives the author a chance to get an idea for his/her character this name isn’t necessarily written in stone, but it places a character within a certain group or realm What are the main characteristics of this character? Species BeforeContinue reading “Education :: Tips for Creating Characters”