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Six Ways to Create a Great Writer’s Notebook Cover

“A notebook is a very special thing,” I told them. “It’s so special that we should take care to plan the cover carefully. No pictures of pizza please, and don’t […]

Links and Pins from Where I’ve Been: Creating an Installation of Works in Progress

I am BEYOND EXCITED to be hosting this event with everyone at the WNY Young Writer’s Studio! For the last several years, our annual writing celebrations were inspired by the […]

Links and Pins from Where I’ve Been: Visualization, Doodling, and Sketchnoting Resources

Steve Peha was the first teacher to help me realize the potential for visualization to serve learners. His Draw, Label, Caption strategy is still a favorite of mine, and I […]

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Join Me at the WNY Young Writer’s Studio!

By day, I’m a consultant in school districts throughout Western New York. Summers, weekends, and evenings often find me writing and learning beside kids and teachers at the WNY Young […]

Increasing Creativity, Learner-Centered Instruction, and Levels of Job Satisfaction WITH the CCLS?

In addition to sharing as much as I can about my work with the CCLS inside of schools this year, I’m also taking more time to reveal the workings of […]

Join Us at the WNY Young Writers’ Studio

The WNY Young Writers’ Studio opens it’s fourth season in just two weeks at the Kenan Center in Lockport. Sessions are also held at Union East Elementary School in Cheektowaga, […]

Some Important Announcements and Reminders About the WNY Young Writers’ Studio

Just a quick post to update those who are interested in learning more about the WNY Young Writers’ Studio and what we are up to this spring: First, registration for […]

Story a Day in May

Over the last three years, some of the high school fellows of the WNY Young Writers’ Studio have identified perseverance as a Disposition they are most eager to grow. Like […]

A Self-Advocacy Strategy for All Learners

Earlier this month: I shared a bit about where I’ve landed in terms of my own learning and work over the last few years. I spoke about my experiences as […]

Practicing Appreciative Inquiry

  As teachers, we are often far more sensitive to the weaknesses that learners possess than we are to their strengths. Once we’ve targeted a weakness, it is common for […]