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Celebrating the Season with Poetry

When people hear the name Emily Brontë, most of them connect her with her one and only novel, Wuthering Heights. Lesser known are her poems, one of which we are featuring in this... read more

Nov 11, 2022

Leading and Loving Compelling Literature Discussions: Podcast Episode 346✝

How can teachers lead meaningful and compelling literature conversations? To answer this question, Andrew and Julie welcome Amanda Butler to the podcast. Amanda is a homeschool mom, tutor, and Vice President of Training... read more

Nov 09, 2022

The Reluctant Writer’s Key Words

Part 1 of this three-part series described four roadblocks that stand in the way of the reluctant writer. Part 2 will explain Units 1 and 2 of the Structure and Style method, which is a... read more

Nov 04, 2022

Homeschool 101 – A Conversation with Cathy Duffy: Podcast Episode 345

For this Homeschool 101 episode, Andrew and Julie invited Cathy Duffy to join them. Cathy is a homeschool mom, author, and the founder of Cathy Duffy Reviews. In this episode the three discuss... read more

Nov 02, 2022

Supporting Co-ops across the Country: Podcast Episode 344

Many homeschool families find community by joining a homeschool co-op. Co-ops provide encouragement and educational support for teaching parents and students. Wanting to offer helpful resources for those in a co-op or even... read more

Oct 27, 2022

What about Comprehension?

Today’s post is all about comprehension. This is an area where many students struggle. Possibly the difficulty stems from a learning disability such as expressive or receptive processing difficulties or even dyslexia or... read more

Oct 24, 2022

Four Roadblocks of the Reluctant Writer

As teachers, our hearts go out to the reluctant writer—the student who thinks putting pen to paper is painful and who Andrew Pudewa describes in the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style seminar as... read more

Oct 21, 2022

Celebrating National Dictionary Day

Do you have a dictionary on your shelf? If so, the odds are solid that it has the name Webster’s emblazoned on its cover. October 16 is National Dictionary Day, a day set... read more

Oct 17, 2022

However Imperfectly, Part 2: Podcast Episode 343

Last week, Andrew and Julie began to cover seven lessons that Andrew has learned over thirty years of teaching. These seven lessons are listed in his article, “However Imperfectly,” and in the first... read more

Oct 12, 2022

Recognizing National Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

For some students, learning appears to be almost as natural as breathing. They easily master the alphabet, math facts pose no problem, and writing appears to be mostly effortless. For approximately 20% of... read more

Oct 10, 2022

The Grammar of Everyday Phrases: Part 2

Although speaking English comes naturally to most native speakers, writing it can sometimes feel fraught with potential pitfalls. If you have ever paused after writing a word or a phrase and wondered if... read more

Oct 07, 2022

However Imperfectly: Podcast Episode 342

Having gathered insights and experiences over three decades of teaching, Andrew presents seven lessons he's learned. These seven lessons are listed in his article, “However Imperfectly,” and in the first chapter of his... read more

Oct 06, 2022

Launching the Foundations of Literacy through Structure and Style in Grades K-2. Part 4: Facilitating Composition through Handwriting Instruction and Copywork

If you have read Parts 1, 2, and 3 of this series, you are aware of the tremendous influence Anna Ingham’s Blended Sound-Sight Program of Learning had in the development of IEW’s Classroom... read more

Oct 05, 2022

A Sneak Peek at IEW's 2022 Fall Conference: Podcast Episode 341

During the first half of the year, Andrew Pudewa travels around the country and delivers presentations at various conferences and conventions. Now that summer is over and school is back in session, he... read more

Sep 29, 2022

Training Method Options Part 7: Live On-Site Professional Development: Review and Refinement Day

  Making Master Teachers by Designing a Customized Professional Development Day for Your School People love to customize things. Whether it’s selecting the best options for a new car or building the perfect burrito at... read more

Sep 26, 2022

The Grammar of Everyday Phrases: Part 1

Any time or anytime? Every day or everyday? A while or awhile? There are so many of these types of homophones. They’re easy enough to use in speech, but have you ever wondered... read more

Sep 23, 2022

Ask Andrew Anything: Podcast Episode 340

Another ten episodes have been recorded and launched, which means it’s time for another “Ask Andrew Anything!” This series is an opportunity for Andrew to directly answer questions posed by our podcast listeners.... read more

Sep 21, 2022

Training Method Options, Part 6: Live On-Site Professional Development — Observation and Coaching Day

  Making Excellent Writing Teachers through Individual Coaching IEW’s Observation and Coaching Day supports classroom teachers and administrators during implementation of the Structure and Style methodology after initial training (either live or video) has taken... read more

Sep 19, 2022

Who Was Socrates, and Why Should We Care?

Living approximately 2500 years ago (c.470‒399 BC), the Athenian philosopher Socrates is shrouded in the mists of time. He isn’t known to have written anything, yet his life sent massive ripples in the... read more

Sep 16, 2022

How to Teach Writing with Confidence: Podcast Episode 339

Here at the Institute for Excellence in Writing, our mission is to equip teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and... read more

Sep 14, 2022

IEW’s 2022 Fall Conference: Inspiration and Encouragement for Teachers and Parents

When we take time to invest in ourselves as educators, we benefit not only ourselves but also our students. To that end, we are delighted to invite you to join us at IEW’s... read more

Sep 12, 2022

Celebrating the Season with Poetry

When people hear the name Emily Brontë, most of them connect her with her one and only novel, Wuthering Heights. Lesser... read more

Leading and Loving Compelling Literature Discussions: Podcast Episode 346✝

How can teachers lead meaningful and compelling literature conversations? To answer this question, Andrew and Julie welcome Amanda Butler to the... read more

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The Reluctant Writer’s Key Words

Part 1 of this three-part series described four roadblocks that stand in the way of the reluctant writer. Part 2 will explain Units... read more

Homeschool 101 – A Conversation with Cathy Duffy: Podcast Episode 345

For this Homeschool 101 episode, Andrew and Julie invited Cathy Duffy to join them. Cathy is a homeschool mom, author, and... read more

Supporting Co-ops across the Country: Podcast Episode 344

Many homeschool families find community by joining a homeschool co-op. Co-ops provide encouragement and educational support for teaching parents and students.... read more

What about Comprehension?

Today’s post is all about comprehension. This is an area where many students struggle. Possibly the difficulty stems from a learning... read more

Four Roadblocks of the Reluctant Writer

As teachers, our hearts go out to the reluctant writer—the student who thinks putting pen to paper is painful and who... read more

Celebrating National Dictionary Day

Do you have a dictionary on your shelf? If so, the odds are solid that it has the name Webster’s emblazoned... read more

However Imperfectly, Part 2: Podcast Episode 343

Last week, Andrew and Julie began to cover seven lessons that Andrew has learned over thirty years of teaching. These seven... read more

Recognizing National Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

For some students, learning appears to be almost as natural as breathing. They easily master the alphabet, math facts pose no... read more

The Grammar of Everyday Phrases: Part 2

Although speaking English comes naturally to most native speakers, writing it can sometimes feel fraught with potential pitfalls. If you have... read more

However Imperfectly: Podcast Episode 342

Having gathered insights and experiences over three decades of teaching, Andrew presents seven lessons he's learned. These seven lessons are listed... read more

A Sneak Peek at IEW's 2022 Fall Conference: Podcast Episode 341

During the first half of the year, Andrew Pudewa travels around the country and delivers presentations at various conferences and conventions.... read more

Training Method Options Part 7: Live On-Site Professional Development: Review and Refinement Day

  Making Master Teachers by Designing a Customized Professional Development Day for Your School People love to customize things. Whether it’s selecting the... read more

The Grammar of Everyday Phrases: Part 1

Any time or anytime? Every day or everyday? A while or awhile? There are so many of these types of homophones.... read more

Ask Andrew Anything: Podcast Episode 340

Another ten episodes have been recorded and launched, which means it’s time for another “Ask Andrew Anything!” This series is an... read more

Training Method Options, Part 6: Live On-Site Professional Development — Observation and Coaching Day

  Making Excellent Writing Teachers through Individual Coaching IEW’s Observation and Coaching Day supports classroom teachers and administrators during implementation of the Structure... read more

Who Was Socrates, and Why Should We Care?

Living approximately 2500 years ago (c.470‒399 BC), the Athenian philosopher Socrates is shrouded in the mists of time. He isn’t known... read more

How to Teach Writing with Confidence: Podcast Episode 339

Here at the Institute for Excellence in Writing, our mission is to equip teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials... read more

IEW’s 2022 Fall Conference: Inspiration and Encouragement for Teachers and Parents

When we take time to invest in ourselves as educators, we benefit not only ourselves but also our students. To that... read more

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