by Letty Rising
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Writing opportunities present themselves in the elementary classroom in a variety of ways. Some students are naturally inclined writers, and others might lack the confidence to write.
In our newest podcast episode, Letty Rising is chatting with Madeline Walk, Elementary Content Editor at Trillium Montessori.
We’re discussing how writing fits into all aspects of the Montessori classroom, how to help students find confidence and creativity in writing, as well as common roadblocks students face when it comes to writing. Learning how to observe and assess, provide feedback, and help students overcome any barriers to writing, will all be key for Montessori guides seeking to elevate the writing in their elementary classrooms.
In this episode, you will find:
- Common mistakes students make in their writing, and ways to help them overcome those mistakes
- Finding neutral moments to teach a mini-lesson and then allow students to see where they can apply the lesson in their own work
- How to help students develop creativity and imagination in their writing
- Looking at writing from the perspective of Cosmic Education
- The importance of observing your students and their writing
- How to assess student writing and provide helpful feedback
Letty Rising has been involved in Montessori education for over 15 years. She holds a B.A. in Sociology, a California State Teaching Credential, and an AMI elementary diploma for ages 6-12 and an M.Ed from Loyola University in Maryland. She has held positions as a Homeschool Education Specialist, Montessori Elementary Teacher, School Director, Principal, Montessori Coordinator, and Consultant in several pubic and private Montessori school communities throughout the years. She currently supports schools around the world through professional development offerings, consulting, and mentoring.