Six word memoirs from "O, The Oprah Magazine."

The Middle School Counselor: What's Your 6 Word Memoir?

Illustrated Six-Word Memoirs by Students from Grade School to Grad School | Brain Pickings

20 Six-Word Stories

A fantastic creative writing assignment for any age. Write your memoir in exactly six words.

My fantastic student teacher came up with this great way to show the differences between types of literary nonfiction.

The Importance of Grit in Students Infographic | e-Learning Infographicse-Learning Infographics

7-Ways-to-Increase-Student-Engagement-Infographic. I really like most of these, except that students need more than 7 seconds of "wait time", and teachers need to vary the exit activity and not just use 3-2-1- every day.

Another pinner said: I heard about Sketchnoting yesterday, tried in class today, and - oh my gosh - they aren't kidding! This really works! Will definitely be teaching my class about this and offering it as a valid note-taking option

Say one kind thing to everyone you meet today.

Anatomy of a Meaningful Marketing Story Infographic

Wow! notebook -- a morale booster! When a staff member receives the notebook, they read the wonderful message that someone wrote for them. They, in turn, write a note to another staff member to encourage, give a boost, or to just say how much they are appreciated. At the bottom of the page they write, "Don't forget to pass it on....."

Fun first day activity: Have kids write a letter to themselves at the end of the year.


classroom management

Vocabulary Center Activity

Might do...great idea. Linking Verbs

We're continuing to highlight the great work by students at Carlsbad High School in their efforts to combat bullying. Here's another poster from their "Words Hurt" campaign. And be sure to read more about the student movement on our blog:

Great idea! When students are at lunch the "Punctuation Super Heroes" sneak in and leave Skittles on correct punctuation. Very motivating.

Conversation Cards for Adults for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients – Shadowbox Press

Wow. How could I even describe my love for writing? Whenever I need to express myself, I always find that I write it down. Ever since I was little, I have kept journals that hold all of my thoughts. Along with writing down my feelings, I have always loved to write stories and create characters. I find it so incredible how authors can come up with amazing story lines and write them down. This may sound crazy but I actually do not mind writing essays, I love being able to share all of my thoug...