Carly, a Year 7 teacher at a NSW High School in Gosford has seen her students’ ‘engagement skyrocket’ in a short time after rolling out the Seven Steps to Writing Success.
After first learning the Seven Steps in a Workshop, then taking her skills to the next level in a Two-Day Coaches Course, Carly integrated the Seven Steps into a Project Based Learning environment in her classroom.
You can read all about the changes she made in her classroom here, but first, see what amazing results she saw in a short time:
- “The amount that they can write! I asked my students to write a book review the other day and I had year 7 students producing over 1000 words of QUALITY writing in just two hours!
- “Student perception of their abilities changed. I surveyed the students before the program and MOST students said they were not good writers. Now they all have confidence in their writing and believe they are great at writing. My lowest student who would not write a sentence at the beginning of the year is on the twelfth chapter of his novel!
- “Writing quality. ‘Ban the Boring’ has to be one of my favourite tools and something my students hear over and over again from me. They are now excellent at monitoring their writing to ensure it is engaging. I really enjoy reading my student work because it is quality and it makes sense!”
Below are a couple of samples from Carly’s students – we all know that it is sometimes difficult to motivate students, particularly teenagers. But if you do – wow, what magic!