This post was originally published on Edutopia.
It’s the day that my first-year college students are sharing the outlines/rough drafts of their final essays with their peers. As I walk around the classroom, a few students put their hands up for me to take a look at their work and give feedback. I look at 5-7 students’ work and feel so proud that their outlines are detailed, meticulous, and clearly structured. I pause and think, “This is amazing. They’re writing really well and even enjoying it!” I look at other students’ work, the ones who are sadly gazing down at their outlines or laptop screens, and the ones still reviewing the stories to pick a topic to write about. These students are my struggling writers, and they need my help more than the others.
Read the rest of the post here.