Engaging Student Writers

With John McCarthy

John McCarthy

Excited to welcome lead learner & National Education Consultant, focusing on what’s best for ALL learners. Edutopia Blogger #DI4ALL Co-Mod @Deadwoodwriter Editor #dwriters #opaths

I’m passionate about advocating for students. Education done well is a powerful vehicle to develop and empower learners to become the next generation of global citizens. Through my many experience across the United States supporting staffs and students, I take away valuable ideas to share, and help other schools realize that they are not alone. As a teacher, coach, and consultant, I enjoy helping schools design, improve and implement instructional systems that support positive changes that benefit the best interests of their students.

#LIVedChat w/ John McCarthy

Wednesday, Jan. 21st, 9pm

This is an online event.

Chat Questions:

Q1: How would you or students finish this sentence: Writing is like _____ (ex. Peppers or Sports Team) because _____.

Q2: When students don’t believe they can be a good writer, what are ways we can mediate their perception?

Q3: Writing starters: Besides Fast/Freewrites http://openingpaths.org/blog/2014/02/writer-block-breakthrough/ what other strategies engage students to draft ideas?

Q4: What are some public websites (ex. Metacritic www.metacritic.com) & places (News) where Ss can publish or submit work?

Q5: What interesting products could students produce that includes writing (not papers)?

Q6: Including blogging, how can social media tools be used to encourage writing? List: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/differentiated-instruction-social-media-tools-john-mccarthy via @edutopia

Q7: What are more strategies & methods that improve writing? Such as RAFTs http://openingpaths.org/blog/2014/10/rafts-packed/

Resources for tonight's chat!