The Write Way
As if we didn't already appreciate teachers before COVID-19 threw a giant wrench into what we knew as normal, everything they've done over the past 14 months has significantly deepened our gratitude. We love how they have faced new challenges with redoubled determination and dedication, and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts! Since we are celebrating teachers this month, we thought it was appropriate that we posted our second round of interviews with teachers about what school has been like during the pandemic.
Meet Kathy, an EC teacher for a k-12 school, who loves all her kids
In honor of Poetry Month, we want to make it easier for you to introduce, incorporate, or increase your poetry instruction. This resource gives you ideas on how to get your students in the mindset to create or analyze poems, including fun activities to get them in touch with their five senses, when and how to use MI Write, some activities to do virtually with your students, as well as a few places to go to find age-appropriate poems to use.
We not only want to provide you with helpful resources, but we are also here to support you as the whole person. That's why this resource also
Jacob Wilson is our Operations Specialist and the one who gets your accounts up and running. He’s been with MI for two and a half years now.
What do you love about your job?
The ability to help clients on a daily basis. I have a passion to serve others and this role allows me to do just that.
What is your degree in?
I have a B.S. in Global Studies.
What is the weirdest or most interesting job you’ve ever had? What made it weird or interesting?
I worked for a landscaping company one summer and thought I was mainly going to be cutting grass and working on flower beds
We’ve learned how teachers have grown even more flexible with virtual school and that parents have pulled out most of their hair trying to keep their kids on task in Zoom lessons. Our general appreciation for teachers has deepened significantly. But what have students been doing over the last year? Struggling. Making it. Missing teachers and friends. Growing.
To get an idea of how they are feeling, we interviewed a sampling of students ranging from 4th grade to college freshman, asking the same four questions we asked teachers and parents. Some of their answers certainly surprised us
Kim Wilson has been a Client Success Specialist for MI Write for the last three years, but has been with MI for eight years.
What do you love about your job?
It’s a very caring company. My coworkers are more like family than just coworkers. I love the flexibility, and it’s fun to watch students all over the US grow academically.
What has been the biggest obstacle in your career? How did you overcome it?
Keeping up with technology. My teammates are around to help out, the company offers workshops, and a LOT of trial and error.
What is the weirdest or most interesting job you’ve
Reports are the key to tracking student growth and knowing how to best use them is essential for every teacher. As MI Write teachers, you have access to a number of useful reports within your account. We’ve summarized each category for you, including what to expect and how to use them. All of the reports are displayed in table form and accompanied by a graph to illustrate the data in a visual manner.
Your Performance report is a great place to find information on where your students are excelling and which traits may need additional attention. Use the scores on the Six Traits of Writing