Adventures in Shanghai

After a painfully long bus ride, we arrived at the river village outside Shanghai. There was a family with two Chinese girls, maybe 2 or 3 years old sitting next to us in the bus. Throughout the entire ride they were yelling, fighting, and crying. I had my ipod on with the volume pretty high, … Continue reading Adventures in Shanghai

Aha Moments on Teaching Personal Narratives

This summer during the Teacher's College Writing Summer Institute I had a few good "aha moments". I was in a week long workshop with Mary Ehrenworth (She's amazing!!!) on teaching nonfiction to students and I learned so much. Some of these moments came out of the writing sessions with her. Aha Moment #1: Model a … Continue reading Aha Moments on Teaching Personal Narratives