Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing: Podcast Episode 359

Feb 08, 2023 | Posted by the IEW Blog Team

Have you committed one of these four errors in your teaching? Overcorrecting, holding back help, unclear assignments, and over-expectation can frustrate your students and hamper your best efforts. Andrew Pudewa refers to these as the “Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing.” Join the Arts of Language podcast as Andrew and Julie Walker discuss these errors along with practical ways to overcome them.

Andrew encourages teachers to think of the grading process as editing rather than correcting. Every good writer has an editor! It is more about the process than the final product. To avoid the second error of withholding help, he reminds us that we can’t help too much. All masters were first apprentices. Our goal is to model structure and style.

Listen to this inspiring episode as Andrew also shares the importance of providing clear instructions and focusing on your student’s progress.


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