The Challenge of Teaching Writing
No matter how many miles I travel, every group of home educators I meet can talk a noisy blue streak about how challenging it is to teach writing.
They say similar stuff:
- it’s too subjective,
- their kids’ hands hurt,
- they lack confidence in their own writing so how can they teach it?
- there are tears,
- their kids can’t think of anything to write,
- the parents feel appalled by messy handwriting or so many spelling errors.
On and on goes the list.
Often when I’m speaking, I invite parents to share with each other, and suddenly the room erupts in animated conversation, laughter, and commiseration!
It’s worth asking: why?! Why is this the case? Does it need to be? I say an emphatic “No” and then we talk about it.
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This post is originally from Instagram and @juliebravewriter is my account there so come follow along for more conversations like this one!