National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo YWP – Student Accountability and Benchmarks

I hate grading! I wish that I could just learn in partnership with my students. I wish that we could connect and contribute in the global world of authentic learning, and that I would never again have to put a grade in the grade book. That’s my hope for an ideal world, and maybe a… Read more NaNoWriMo YWP – Student Accountability and Benchmarks

NaNoWriMo YWP – Keeping Motivated

As NaNoWriMo founder and author Chris Baty says, “We can all do amazing, impossible things when given a deadline, a supportive community, and unlimited access to chocolate and caffeine.” Here are a few ways students and I keep motivated during November to do the amazing, impossible task of writing a novel. Deadline. So many deadlines… Read more NaNoWriMo YWP – Keeping Motivated

NaNoWriMo YWP – Virtual Classroom Scavenger Hunt

The Virtual Classroom is loads of fun. It was new last year, and I learned how to use it with the help of good tutorials and plenty of NaNoMailing with the always helpful staff of the YWP. The how-to instructions for using the virtual classroom can be found here on the YWP NaNoWriMo site. The… Read more NaNoWriMo YWP – Virtual Classroom Scavenger Hunt