009: How to Inspire an Interest in Writing

Trillium Montessori Talks

Mar 8 2022 • 19 mins

Of all the skills we practice in the Montessori classroom, writing seems to be the most divisive. Some students love it, and others avoid it–either because they don’t enjoy it, they aren’t comfortable with the vulnerability it requires, or they don’t understand how to put their thoughts into words. But as their teacher, you have the opportunity to foster in your students a love for and understanding of writing.

In this episode, we’re talking about the different ways you can spark a further interest in writing for your students. We’re explaining some of the common reasons students are reluctant to write and how to overcome them. We’re also sharing different ways you can model a love for writing and provide plenty of writing opportunities in the classroom.

What’s in this episode:

  • How to create more opportunities for writing throughout the day
  • How to foster an environment where student feel they can write about their true feelings
  • How teachers can model vulnerability by reading within the classroom
  • Why it’s important to connect writing to the students’ interests
  • Why students prefer real-world opportunities to write, not writing for the sake of writing
  • Different types of writing activities you can provide for your students
  • How to expose your students to different types of writing
  • How to practice editing and revising without making it repetitive
  • The importance of modeling a love for writing for your students

For full show notes, resources, links and to download the transcript, visit trilliummontessori.org/podcast

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