Gail Loane - The Art of Teaching Writing
"Many NZ schools are struggling to have common understandings and practices around the teaching of writing – evident in student results, teacher knowledge, teacher practice and the fact that the issue is still a national focus.
I believe that we are making too hard a job of it and that we need to focus firmly on the phrase that ERO are currently using:
The Child: the heart of the matter
This workshop will explore the ‘art of teaching writing’ through discussion around...
1. our beliefs about teaching writing and how they drive what we do
2. the frequent mismatch often evident between the needs of our learners and what we provide – what makes a match?
3. how we can plan to bring relevance and authenticity to the writing programme for all our learners
4. a lesson design which caters for all learners