Welcome back to the Not So Wimpy Teacher podcast!
Today we are talking about one of my very favorite topics: writing.
I know that writing isn’t everyone’s favorite subject to teach, but it is my favorite topic to help teachers with. Whenever I go on social media and ask what your least favorite subject to teach is, writing always wins out.
I’m here to make teaching your least favorite subject so much easier.
I know what it feels like to hate it. I used to hate it too. But I want to give you the tools and strategies you need to build confidence, and maybe even start to love teaching writing.
Today we’re specifically talking about how to get your students to edit their writing. I’ve got nine tips for you that I think will help you to make the editing time in your classroom more effective.
If writing is the subject that you dread every day, be sure to tune in to this week’s episode!
Episode 83 Takeaways:
- Mistakes happen.
- All writers make errors.
- Reward students for taking time to look for mistakes.
- Leave room on the page for editing.
- Don’t edit too soon.
- Set aside a day or two for editing.
- Give your students resources to help them edit.
- Focus on one type of edit at a time.
- Read the writing out loud.
- Don’t edit for your students.
- Perfection isn’t the goal.
I hope this gives you a lot to think about as you help your students to become better writers.
Remember, perfection isn’t the goal, growth is. If your student’s paper is better than the last one they wrote, that’s a success that deserves to be celebrated.
I’d love to know what other ideas you come up with, so head over to our Instagram @notsowimpyteacher to share those with me!