On Valentine's Day morning, Deb and I ventured into Montpelier to give a workshop on classroom writing prompts at Bear Pond Books. The audience included teachers from both public and private schools, as well as one teacher from a program designed to help people create innovative new products.
The workshop, which drew on our experience with Write Mondays and Writers for Recovery, was fast paced and fun. It was great to help teachers get another perspective on using prompts, and we even had them do some writing of their own, which, not surprisingly, turned out great.
Thanks so much to Jane and Helen at Bear Pond for providing planning and logistics, marketing support, and some extremely tasty coffee cake and Nutella brownies. If you know of any teachers looking to bring the power of prompts into their classrooms, send them our way!