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Chatting with Judge Penny Wolfgang About the WNY Young Writer’s Studio

Last week, Judge Penny Wolfgang invited me in to her studio at Entercom Communications to chat about the WNY Young Writer’s Studio, the Common Core Learning Standards, and the influence […]

Using Grounded Theory and Documenting Learning Made Visible: 8 Steps in a Recursive Process

The WNY Young Writer’s Studio is a community where children and teachers learn beside one another. Now in our eighth year, our professional development model has evolved significantly since we […]

Join Us at the WNY Young Writer’s Studio Annual Installation of Writers’ Works in Process

This is a wonderful way to celebrate the thinking, learning, and work of our writers. It’s also the perfect opportunity for community members to discover more about who we are […]

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This Weekend Only: Join Our Birthday Celebration by Enjoying 50% Off Studio Sessions!

In addition to facilitating professional development sessions for teachers, I’m also the founder of the WNY Young Writer’s Studio. Here, K-12 writers and teachers of writing meet throughout the year […]

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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 […]


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 […]