Wouldn’t it be amazing if all students could practice writing every day and receive real feedback and customized instruction on their writing? At Nurturing Wisdom Academy, that’s exactly what happens. Below, one of our writing tutors, Jessica Staum, reflects on her experience with this approach.
The classroom is silent, save for the tapping of computer keys as students bring their ideas to life. At the beginning of class, there are always a few students that may break the silence to lament their writer’s block, but at some point during our twenty-minute writing time, this dedicated silence can be counted on.
At first, I wondered how this sort of focus could happen every day. In other classrooms, I struggled to get students to produce just one quality three-paragraph essay in a month’s time, yet my students at the Academy are currently producing three to four detailed, well-edited paragraphs a week. How is that possible?