I’ve loved writing for Middleweb, a site dedicated to teaching the middle grades. After five years, I have decided to pull the plug on my monthly column (which began as a bimonthly column) called Working Draft. It’s been fun to write, and inspiring to think about topics, and reflective practice from teaching perspectives, and I have nothing but praise for editors John and Susan.
I also linked in the final column to a handful of pieces that I think still resonate for me.
- Sixth Grade Identity Crisis
- Writing with Them
- In Love with Paper Dictionaries
- Rikki Tikki Tavi as a Touchstone Text
- Tackling Race in the Classroom
- A Field Study of Sixth Graders in the Wild
- Infusing Writing into Video Game Design
- Teaching Curation in the Age of Cacophony
- Making Time for Student Reflection
- Mistakes Were Made
I am also pleased that my National Writing Project friend and collaborator over the years, Jeremy Hyler, will soon be launching his own ELA column at Middleweb, filling in the gap I leave behind. Jeremy starts writing sometime this month.
Peace (in the writing),