The Write Way
Be A Light in a Time of DarknessApril 21, 2020
Staying positive and productive in such troubled times as we’re experiencing now can be difficult. With all these restrictions put in place - social distancing, limiting the number of people in gatherings, mandatory quarantines, and more - some people may begin to feel very isolated, anxious, and depressed. How are you supposed to continue teaching and learning in these conditions?
We’ve already posted a blog about how to continue your instruction through e-learning methods. But we know that learning is only a small part of what schools provide both students and adults. Another main
Could YOU be Our Next Teacher of the Year?April 1, 2020
We have been looking forward to finding our 2020 Teacher of the Year since the beginning of the school year. With the current state of the world where most schools are closed down and virtual learning is the new normal, we think it’s even more important and encouraging to highlight the positive things that are going on right now.
Teachers are among some of the hardest working professionals with the lowest amount of appreciation. They are always busy writing lessons, reaching goals, grading papers, adding rigor to existing lessons, conferencing with parents, students, and administrators
e-Learning is Better with MI WriteMarch 13, 2020
With the rising number of schools closing due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we’d be remiss if we didn’t continue to show our support of teachers and students. Schools may be out for up to eight weeks, which is a long time to be out of the classroom. Many of these districts and schools are looking to e-learning in order to keep up with the curriculum. We want to help!
As MI Write is completely online, teachers are able to continue their instruction through the use of our different tools and features. There are so many ways that MI Write supports e-learning instruction. Custom
Bringing the Whole School Together Through WritingMarch 3, 2020
Consistent instruction in any content area can be difficult to find in many schools, especially those which do not emphasize vertical planning across grade levels. Writing is in an even more precarious position in schools, districts, and states that put more focus and effort into the tested subjects. However, we know that writing across the curriculum can support and strengthen student comprehension in whatever the subject about which they are writing.
All states have standards that address the different genres of writing in each grade level; opinion/argumentative, informative
Make Student Writing EasierFebruary 10, 2020
If there’s anything that teachers can easily get their students to do, it’s writing, right?
::teachers looking around with bewildered looks on their faces and shaking their heads vehemently::
Okay, we know that writing is one of the hardest things to get students interested in. Of course, there’s always the small handful of kids who love to write and will get excited when you announce the assignment, but the majority of students will roll their eyes and/or groan at the thought of having to create characters and plot or an introduction and conclusion.
So how do you
Overcoming Obstacles to Good Writing InstructionJanuary 27, 2020
We know that teachers face so many obstacles in their classrooms every day:
- Student Behavior
- Lack of time, support, and resources
When it comes to writing instruction, it seems like those issues are magnified. Even for ELA teachers, it can be a struggle to include meaningful writing instruction.
First things first. When do teachers have time to teach writing? It should be introduced, explained with examples, and modeled, but with everything else that must be covered in the curriculum, where does this fit?
With MI Write, teachers