Monthly Archives: October 2012


An exciting venture for my Year 6 writers

By |October 8th, 2012|

I’m not quite sure what it was about the Arvon course I took in August that caused the step-change. I’m not sure whether it was the intensive nature of the week (I certainly got more words on paper than I have for a long time), the rural location (off grid from mobile and t’internet) the […]

My top tips for teachers who want to develop as writers

By |October 8th, 2012|

If you’re a teacher thinking about your own writing, you’re probably most concerned about the time it will take (time you feel you don’t necessarily have). For me, the times I carve out for my own writing are in the early morning, before my family has woken up and then again once they have gone […]

An audit of your current classroom writing practice

By |October 8th, 2012|

Below are a few questions you could ask yourself about integrating your writing practice at home with your teaching of writing in school:

Are you a writer in the classroom as well as outside school? – do your children know you write? Do they know you enjoy writing and consider it important in your own life? […]

Why teachers should be writers – what the research says

By |October 8th, 2012|

Developing as writers is important because:

Writing is an activity in which we can develop alongside the children. Writing isn’t like other activities which get easier the more we do them; it always remains challenging, whether we are facing the challenges of learning to write a story in Year 2 or whether we are putting together […]