The Write Way

Leaders to Follow

November 18, 2019

 

By: Melissa Young, guest writer

Teaching in the digital age can prove to be a challenge for educators of any level or occupation. Keeping up with new technology, social media, and trends can be difficult, but it’s worth it to make your classroom more engaging to students. To make it easier, we’ve curated a list of people for you to follow on social media. From tech developers to teachers, all of these people are involved with education in some way, and their content is sure to spark your interest!

What Do We Do All Day? is an educational website/social media page run by Erica, a mother who

New Fall Prompts and Lesson Ideas

November 5, 2019

 

By: Melissa Young, guest writer

It’s officially fall and we’re celebrating with some new autumn-themed prompts! Engaging and current prompts are the key to capturing the attention of students. Including different season-based work into the curriculum can make writing assignments more enjoyable for students. To celebrate the beginning of autumn, we are sharing a couple of fall-themed prompts for you! Take these and make them your own to use in your classroom.

Introduction:

  • Connect the subjects of the prompts to different classes your students may be taking! For example:
    • Stories of mythology

The Best-Laid Plans of Mice and Men Often Go Awry

October 7, 2019

 

You know that feeling when you plan the perfect lesson and everything is going great and then, out of nowhere, something goes wrong and the lesson just falls apart?

Well, we had that feeling last week.
 
We had planned and prepped for our October release for months. We ran endless diagnostic and load tests and tested the software for weeks to check for any bugs and issues. We even postponed the release for a week to ensure that everything would go off without a hitch. Just like that perfectly planned lesson, everything was looking exactly how it needed to be. But then we started the lesson

A New PEG Writing

September 30, 2019

 

PEG Writing has a brand new look to go along with its new name, MI Write! We’ve freshened up the website to make it more user-friendly and modern. But don’t worry! You don’t have to learn an entirely new process. Nearly all of the functions remain the same.

What’s new?

  • You may notice the tabs in a more logical order at the top of any course page. We also added icons for each tab to give them a bit of character.
  • Speaking of character, you now have the ability to add an avatar to your account. Go into “My Account” and add your own photo there. These avatars will show up next to your name in

Kick Your Year off the Write Way

August 26, 2019

 

Get to know your students through writing
The first day(s) of school can be overwhelming with information, procedures, and expectations for teachers and students. There’s a lot of focus on the teacher. To shift that attention to the students, give them opportunities to introduce themselves to you, even if you already know them. Give them choices on how to express their introductions. Create a few different prompts in PEG Writing that will get your students writing, reflecting on themselves, and showing you something new about them. We have included several prompt ideas below.

Even though PEG

How to Rock Open House

August 12, 2019

 

Open House. Back-to-School Night. Meet the Teacher Night. Whatever you call it, it’s not just about meeting your students and their parents. This is your opportunity to make the best first impression. Even if you already know these students from other classes, in the hallway, clubs and other activities, or seeing them in the cafeteria, this is your chance to meet them as their future teacher. This is a new interaction for them, and it’s important that they see you in this new role.

Your impressions on and of your students are important. However, don’t miss the opportunity to make a great