Build a Community of Writers: The First Weeks in a Writing Workshop (July 6-10)

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University of New Hampshire Summer Literacy Institute

ENGL 919 (1ON) (2.0 credits)
July 6–10 (1 week), Monday–Friday, 8:15 a. m.–2:30 p.m. (ET)

Description: If a writing workshop is going to truly thrive, students need to be part of a trusting community of writers. They need to be able to share personal writing, knowing they’ll be respected. They need to ask for, and receive, help from others. They need to feel safe enough to be vulnerable and take risks. As teachers, our primary job at the beginning of the school year is to help pull together a new group of students into a cohesive and supportive group. That’s what this active and interactive weeklong course is all about!

In this graduate level course, you will…

  • Explore key routines to set up so that students can function independently during writing time
  • Examine key social and emotional skills to teach to students so they can confer effectively, embrace a growth mindset, manage anxiety about writing, persist through challenges, and more
  • Learn how to promote emotional safety through developing collaborative norms, using kind and supportive language, and implementing other key discipline strategies
  • Learn about and share practical strategies for helping students get to know each other and learn to trust each other early in the year
  • Consider how this work in the first few weeks is just the beginning of a year-long endeavor to create a vibrant community of writers
To learn more about the UNH Literacy Institutes, and/or to register for this course, click here.

 

Instructor:  Mike Anderson has been an educator for more than 20 years. An elementary public school teacher for 15 years, he has also taught preschool and university graduate level classes. In 2004, Mike was awarded a national Milken Educator Award, and in 2005 he was a finalist for NH Teacher of the Year. He also spent many years as a presenter, consultant, author, and developer for Northeast Foundation for Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating safe, joyful, and challenging classrooms through the Responsive Classroom approach to teaching. Mike is the author of many books about great teaching and learning including “The First Six Weeks of School,” 2nd Edition (CRS, 2015) and “The Well-Balanced Teacher” (ASCD, 2010).

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Mike Anderson has been an educator for more than 25 years. A public school teacher for 15 years, he has also taught preschool, coached school swim teams, and taught university graduate level classes. He now works as a consultant providing professional learning for teachers throughout the US and beyond. In 2004, Mike was awarded a national Milken Educator Award, and in 2005 he was a finalist for NH Teacher of the Year. In 2020, he was awarded the Outstanding Educational Leader Award by NHASCD for his work as a consultant. A best-selling author, Mike has written eight books about great teaching and learning. When not working, Mike can be found hanging with his family, tending his perennial gardens, and searching for new running routes around his home in Durham, NH.

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