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Four Things Students Need to Create Book Trailer Videos

This is an update of a blog post that I published about 16 months ago. The concepts are the same, but some of the resources have been updated.  Creating book trailer videos is a great alternative to a traditional written book report as...

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Starting almost from scratch

I am a school governor of a sort, but at our school governors work in a somewhat unusual way. Roughly speaking, each one primarily follows the career of a single pupil, using that pupil’s experiences as a yardstick to measure ho...

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Quantity over quality for beginners?

The problem with telling yourself that you cannot be the next Rowling is you set yourself up to be a terrible writer. Human beings rarely achieve their goals. We all miss, usually falling short. That’s not the problem. The probl...

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Time Management

123456789 said: ↑ I think a fair and honest answer is that it’s hard to set aside a reasonable period of time to write, and then actually write, when you’re stressed about other things. Click to expand… Yeah, that is a p...

3 Elementary Classroom Hacks

In my first year of teaching in my own classroom, I learned that teaching first grade requires a lot of creativity. It was also pretty clear from the beginning that customizing any classroom for teaching efficiency and student engagement co...

The Future of Coding in Schools

For more than three decades, Mitch Resnick has immersed himself in educational technology and innovative learning models. Now a professor at the MIT Media Lab, and a co-creator of the popular Scratch programming language, Resnick remains a ...

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Pacing and Story Length and When it’s Too Slow or Long

Welcome to WritingForums.com! Writing Forums is a privately-owned, community managed writing environment. We provide an unlimited opportunity for writers and poets of all abilities, to share their work and communicate with other writers and...

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What type of writer are you?

I’m sure curious what the spread of interests is on this site. Some of you I kinda know by now, but lots are total mysteries. Professional Author: 9-5 job writing or full time author. Professional Adjacent: In the writing field but no...

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Ruth Emmie Lang

“7 Things I’ve Learned So Far” (this installment written by Ruth Emmie Lang, author of BEASTS OF EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCE) is a recurring column where writers at any stage of their career can talk about writing advice and instructio...

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Zoupskim’s Resolution

Editing for Proxy Soldier continues, a Military Science-Fiction Novel. This journal will help me keep track of my final editing process, and outline any developments with agent and publisher queries Current editing methods: All large change...

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