AMDG. Thinking well is important. Communicating those thoughts well is too. As the school year kicks off, English and Literature department teachers Kim Crawford, Amanda Hayes, and Beth Dobrozsi share insights and tips for helping students learn to put thoughts to paper. They describe the progression of writing approaches and skills throughout various grade levels, challenges for students with ADD or ADHD, and the importance of physicality in writing. Their encouragement and tricks, coupled with the Kolbe support options they describe, are a launch pad for developing nuance, style, and clarity.
Related Kolbecast episodes:
- 61 Middle Ground with Amanda Hayes and Alex Pischke
- 70 First Draft: A Parent In-Service
- 87 Home Base featuring homeroom teachers
- 160 A Legendary Occasion, highlights from Kolbe Academy’s in-person 2023 commencement
- 164 This Is Not a Kolbe Infomercial
- 145 Subsidiarity, Support, and Resources
Writing resources recommended by our guests:
- Kolbe Academy’s new Writing and Style Guide is now available!
- Purdue OWL
- Guide to Grammar and Writing from Capital Community College
- The Excelsior College OWL
- Writing@CSU (Colorado State University)
- The Writing Center at UNC (especially the tips & tools section)
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