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Guys! I am so excited to share this with you -- I've taken a giant step toward my long-time dream of offering online workshops (or courses) for teachers of writers. I expanded my website to include a new resource. It's my pleasure to announce...
Happy Teaching with Ruth Ayres
Happy Teaching with Ruth Ayres is a home for online workshops to help teachers (and coaches) make teaching writers manageable and enjoyable. Imagine getting cutting-edge professional development for writing instruction without making guest teacher plans or traveling to a conference or dressing in school clothes! It's self-paced and once you register for a course, you have lifetime access.
I believe in making the world better through story -- listening to stories + telling our own + researching to know the story behind information. It's necessary for kids to learn to write well and to use their voices to impact the world. That's why I made this space -- a place for teachers to learn how to make teaching writers manageable and enjoyable. Because, after all, it will be teachers + stories that save the world.
I'd love your input about what kinds of courses to create. The next course will be Keeping (& Using) a Conference Record System. It will launch in February 2017.
Will you leave a comment and let me know the answer to this question:
If I gave you a magic wand, what would you want to change about your students as writers OR about your writing workshop?
Also -- and this is EPIC (as my kids tell me is the replacement for "cool") -- to celebrate this next step, Andy and I have decided to give away a FREE course.
It's totally inspired by my grading nightmare that I shared in my vlog earlier this week. It's a 5 session, video-based course with a few PDFs and a general grade sheet.
If you aren't already on my email list, we will become official Email Pals. If you are an Email Pal, still enroll. (No worries, you won't receive duplicate emails -- my email service provider is awesome at taking care of those kinds of details.)
So there's my celebration...one more step toward a big dream of making teaching writers manageable and enjoyable. Share your celebration below.