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Classroom of the Month: Rawson Saunders Schools for Dyslexic Students

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

The beauty of the Six-Word Memoir form is that it’s universal. No matter who you are, where you’re from, whether you love or loathe writing, are 7 or 53, anyone and everyone can write the short, short story of his or her life. This month’s featured classroom is a small writing workshop based in Texas. [...]

New Book! “Things Don’t Have to be Complicated:” Illustrated Six-Word Memoirs by Students Making Sense of the World — w/TED Books

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

I’m thrilled to announce the release of the eighth book in the Six-Word Memoir series, Things Don’t Have to be Complicated: Illustrated Six-Word Memoirs by Students Making Sense of the World, published with TED Books, a division of the TED Conference.

Quick links:
• Download the book
• View excerpt/slideshows in the Washington Post and Brain [...]

Classroom of the Week: Open Window School in Bellevue, WA

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

My pencil is a magic wand.
I read, thus I can fly.
Sorry Mom, I have gone wild.
With unrelenting heat waves and the familiar melodies of ice cream trucks now upon us, there’s no question that summer is officially here. Schools across the country recessed for summer vacation just last month, and SMITH Magazine was once again [...]

Classroom of the Week: Ridgeview High School

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

This week’s student Six-Word savants attend Ridgeview High School in Orange Park, FL. English/Language Arts teacher Susan Mullen begins her lesson plan by trying to convey the power and art that can be encompassed in something as small as a single sentence. “I’ve been using lessons and activities from a wonderful book by Stanley Fish, [...]

Classroom of the Week: Six-Words on 7Speaks

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Six-Word Memoir Video 7C from Lacey Boland on Vimeo.
Language arts teacher Lacey Boland keeps her classroom fresh and modern at Independence Charter School in Center City, Philadelphia by combining the benefits of literature and technology. She has taken language arts to the blogosphere.
For the past two years, Boland has had her 7th graders write Six-Word [...]

Classroom of the Week: Publicolor Brightens Lives

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

I get such a rush when I walk into a new environment, often full of people who’ve never heard of Six-Word Memoirs—and then mere minutes later they’re spilling forth funny, profound, sweet, and surprising sixes.
In the last month, I’ve given talks and led workshops to a wild range of people in a wide range of [...]

Classroom of the Month: Parsons Senior Illustration

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

One of my favorite days of the year is the day I hang out with Lauren Redniss’ Senior Illustration Class at Parsons School of Design in NYC. It’s a special day, in part, because it’s such a thrill to see Lauren inspiring her students in her classroom; she’s a brilliant artist and author in her [...]

Classroom of the Week: “Live Life Like a Paper Plane”

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Central Jersey Arts Charter School isn’t the typical school that would be found in a tough neighborhood in Plainfield, New Jersey. The arts-themed charter school was the central focus of a heated debate when it made its 2006 debut, but has been helping produce an alternative atmosphere for students that other schools in the area [...]

Classroom of the Week: “Praisin’ God with My Six String”

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

As another school year comes to a close, notes from teachers across the country continue to pour in with amazing stories of Six Words in the classroom. Whether it’s as a writing prompt, art project, or icebreaker, we love hearing—and seeing—how students are using the form to express themselves.
From Edinburg, Texas, 8th grade [...]

“Culinary arts spiced up my life”—The Classroom of the Week

Monday, March 28th, 2011

We love hearing about how schools of every type have found Six-Word Memoirs to be a writing tool in the classroom. James Berman, Chef Instructor at Delcastle Technical High School, in Wilmington, Delaware, reports that “Six has been a large part of our class. The process takes a very busy environment and forces us to [...]

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