2/12/08 — Wow! From the emails I’ve been receiving it’s clear there is a lot of strong feeling out there about standardized testing and its impact on kids and teachers. Next to none of it is positive. Many teachers feel put-upon and pressured. Kids feel like writing is all about the test, not creativity. No wonder I’m seeing so much stress when I visit schools.
Speaking of visiting schools, I’m starting to get booked for the 2008-2009 school year. If you’d like me to come talk to your kids about the writing process, or do workshops, a teacher in-service, or family literacy night, get in touch asap. For more info about my presentations click the “Author Visits” link above.