Are students disengaged from writing?
Is pressure mounting to improve writers' performance?
Starting with What Students Do Best can help. On this professional development DVD, Katherine Bomer models a way to respond to students' writing that motivates student writers, helps them improve, and turns frustrated teachers around.
"I think the reason we feel frustrated when we read student writing is precisely because we're looking for what is wrong, what is missing. We read with negative eyes, and when we look through that "correctness" lens we'll always, always find errors, no matter what."
Your teachers will see Katherine at work with students she has never met, many of whom struggle with writing. They'll see the power of her focused, specific compliments reflected in these students' facial expressions, posture, and language of writers. They'll learn how to lead kids to become better, more sophisticated writers, and along the way discover a more satisfying professional life.
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