Organizational Story Writing: Defining a Clear Purpose and a Powerful Message

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This post is the fourth in a series on organizational story writing: The first post defined why organizational story writing matters. The second included the interest survey and listening session […]

Facilitating Learning Through Organizational Story Writing

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This post is the third in my organizational story writing series. In the first post, I defined the form and shared ten reasons why organizational story writing matters.  Then, I introduced a […]

Organizational Story Writing: Leading a Listening Session

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Jackie James Creedon shares a map of future soil testing sites in western New York State.   Jackie James Creedon is the founder of Citizens Science Community Resources, an organization […]

Ten Reasons Why Organizational Story Writing Matters

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More and more often, I’m invited to work not only with school districts, but with other organizations that are interested in telling their stories. Stories matter. They center us. They […]

Teachers Who Write

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Recently, several colleagues asked me to begin a professional writing support group. If you are eager to begin blogging, publishing articles, or drafting a manuscript, you are welcome to join us. If […]

Book Review: Simplifying Common Assessment by Kim Bailey and Chris Jakicic

Nearly ten years into my career as an independent education consultant, I can say with confidence that a large portion of my time has been devoted to supporting teachers with assessment design. […]

Make Writing Must-Haves for the Budget Conscious Teacher

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  In Make Writing, I share the three layer design process that I’ve used each time I’ve set up my own makerspaces or helped school districts develop their own: First […]

Write-In for Social Justice at the WNY Young Writers’ Studio in April

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Calling all Studio writers in grades 3-12: Join us over April break as we learn how to use our words to advocate for social justice and raise some money for […]

Leaving Mighty Marks on the World

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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, […]

A Peek Inside My Makerspace for Writers

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“What’s a break it box?” Kevin asked, calling my attention to an overflowing black bin on the bottom shelf of our mobile makerspace. This five tier structure on wheels serves […]