The Write Way

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

Writing Assignments: A Student's Perspective

July 29, 2019


By: Melissa Young, guest writer

As a recent graduate from high school, I was able to reflect on the past four years as a whole and consider what I found helpful, or detrimental, to my performance in school. One of the most important skills students establish in high school is how to write effectively. In my experience, there are four main elements of a writing assignment that will make or break it.

The first factor is the subject matter. Almost every class includes a writing assignment at one point or another, so subjects can vary greatly. Most teachers provide some sort of content for

A Teacher's Summer

July 8, 2019


Take in a deep breath and let it out slowly. 

You can do that now that summer is here! We know that the end of the school year can be a bittersweet time for both teachers and students. You spent the whole year pouring yourself into your kids and watching them grow. They’ve driven you crazy and made you proud, sometimes simultaneously. You’ve, likewise, had encouraging moments that outshine the times that you lost your cool and had to show them what “tough love” looks like. You are, without a doubt, exhausted.

Before you start planning next year and spending hours upon hours making sure that

Jessica Hrubik: PEG Writing Teacher of the Year

June 17, 2019


This past April, we at PEG Writing had an incredible experience looking for our first-ever Teacher of the Year. Out of over 30 nominees, we had one perfect score!

Jessica Hrubik dazzled our team of judges with her creative use and enthusiasm for PEG Writing. Jessica has been teaching for 13 years and discovered PEG Writing at the Ohio Ed Tech Conference in 2018. She immediately requested a trial to start in early March of 2018 and has since convinced her building principal to purchase it for all students in grades 5-8, about 460 students, for the 2018-2019 school year.

We had the pleasure of

The Best End-of-Year Gifts for Teachers

June 3, 2019


There are several times throughout the year when students typically give their teachers a gift: Christmas, Teacher Appreciation Week, their birthday (if they tell their students when it is). But another great time to shower teachers with love and appreciation is the end of the year when they are running on the fumes of coffee and the promise of summer break. We’ve pulled together a short list of our favorite gifts for teachers.

Remind teachers to take time to relax:

  • Manicure/pedicure set or gift card
  • Bath bombs or salts
  • Aromatherapy oils or candles
  • A bag of their favorite coffee in a nice te

PEG Writing: From fall to spring

May 20, 2019


We know that it’s May, and you’re exhausted. You don’t even have time to think about next year, but now is the best time to start thinking about the fall while every successful moment and every failed lesson are fresh on your mind. Use those reflections to start planning for next year!

You don’t want to have to think about how you’re going to pre-assess your class while you’re getting to know a new group of students, getting a feel of the class atmosphere, and trying to remember new names and new faces (don’t get the Santos twins mixed up!). Having a game plan already in place will allow you