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How Mentor Texts Help Your Students Become Better Writers, and You Become a Better Writing Teacher

Students learn about writing, even when they’re not in a writing workshop—by finding and studying their own mentor texts.  (continue reading)

Focus on One Essential Teaching Practice

A fresh look at foundational, student-centered practices for pre-service and veteran teachers.  (continue reading)

Fall 90-Minute Minis!

Our new 90-minute mini-workshop format has been one of the highlights of the year for us at Heinemann PD. The necessary thinking from author-presenters, accessible price, shorter screen time commitment...  (continue reading)

Meet Our Virtual Consulting Authors

Heinemann PD offers a wide variety of options to meet you where you are in your professional learning journey. So, what does it look like to meet an entire school or a large segment of a district where they are now and over time? That’s where Heinemann Consulting Authors come in.  (continue reading)

10 Tips for Conferring with Student Writers Online

Whether you are conferring face-to-face in classrooms, or virtually, conferring effectively requires several sets of skills. Learn what they are on the blog.  (continue reading)

On the Podcast: The Freedom of Genre Choice with Matt Glover and Carl Anderson

Today on the podcast we have a special conversation hosted by author Carl Anderson with his longtime friend and colleague, author Matt Glover.  (continue reading)

On the Podcast: Carl Anderson Interviews Ralph Fletcher

Today on the podcast we’re examining the relationship between photography and writing.  (continue reading)

On the Podcast: Modeling Conferences as Conversations with Katie Wood Ray, Jennifer Serravallo, and Carl Anderson

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, author and editor Katie Wood Ray interviews Carl Anderson and Jenifer Serravallo, who both recently published two conferring books in Heinemann’s Classroom Essentials Series.  (continue reading)

Conferring to Receive and Give Feedback

Feedback is key to student learning. Since writing conferences are conversations between students and teachers, they provide opportunities for two types of feedback: student to teacher, and teacher to student.  (continue reading)

Inviting Students to Talk About Their Writing

Begin conferences by asking students an open-minded question that invites them to talk about what they're doing as writers.  (continue reading)

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