I have been teaching teens to write for a quarter of a century (Twenty-five years just sounds longer when you put it that way, doesn’t it?), and the online writing instruction service I founded, WriteAtHome, has been in business for a dozen years. In all that time we’ve learned a lot about how to teach writing effectively. Here are ten of the most important.
I had the great idea about doing a video encouraging all WriteAtHome writing coaches to get involved with our social media platforms — primarily this blog, but also our Facebook page, Twitter account, YouTube channel, and Pinterest boards. I sent it out, then almost immediately began a four-week trip that made it impossible for me to keep up with any of it.