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Gamestorming to Add Dimension to a Draft

Name of the Game: Synesthesia Timing: This game is best played once writers have drafted a text that rich and lengthy enough for review. Goal: Adapted from a Gamestorming game […]

Gamestorming to Infer

  This photo captures the thinking behind the most inspired moment of my week. I spent yesterday Gamestorming with a group of local English teachers in order to surface, prioritize, […]

Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rule-Breakers, and Changemakers

  Read anything awesome over spring break? I did. My favorite read was actually a reread, and I have a feeling I’ll be referencing it deep into the future. Sunni Brown, […]

Leaving Mighty Marks on the World

When we redesign our writing workshops in to order to invite the dynamic use of far more diverse tools, we honor the way that today’s writers often need to generate, […]

Games Over Graphic Organizers: Let Young Writers Play This Way

“I know what I want to say, but I don’t know how to say it,” she sighed, sitting back and sinking deep into her chair. “It’s like I have too […]

Minding the GAP: A Game That Helps Writers Define Genre, Audience, Purpose

Over the last several years, my work at the WNY Young Writer’s Studio has helped me discover that serious play is the work of writers , and gaming the process […]

Play is the Work of Writers–Gaming the Process

Some of the best learning I enjoy emerges from my study of writers at play. In 1932, Mildred B. Parten was the first to distinguish one form of play from […]

Close reading: best practices and next practices

Let’s call her Nadia. I’ve been working with her one on one for a little over a year now. “I suck at reading,” she told me bluntly, when she approached […]

Sticky notes make text moveable, mixable, and manageable

“The sticky note is one of the most useful tools for knowledge work because it allows you to break any complex topic into small, moveable artifacts—knowledge atoms or nodes—that you […]

The Power of the Post It

I like my laptop, but I love Post Its. iPads certainly support the professional learning that happens in my sessions, but Post Its contain that learning and make it transparent […]