Monday, February 18, 2013

Getting Boys Reading and Writing

I have just come across Gary Wilson's work. Mr. Wilson is a former teacher who noticed the gender gap in writing and has since gone on, in his retirement, to working with boys reading and writing.

He has a series of videos on boys' learning and each video includes a short handout linked just below the video.

Image Credit: Oxford School Improvement

Friday, February 15, 2013

Collegiate School

Collegiate School - NYC
It is an honour and a pleasure to be working with teachers today at Collegiate School in New York.

I can't think of a better place to share my passions of Digital Storytelling and Boys' Writing than at an all boys school.

During my school visit yesterday I couldn't help but think about Jeff Wilhelm's social contract. For without a social contract in place, I wouldn't have been able to sit with 1st grade students and have a discussion about their writing.

Here's a previous post that talks about the social contract and relationships.