Teaching writing and saving sanity

Great, big digital high-five to Ted Nellen at CyberEnglish for his detailed post on how English teachers can spend less time reading and grading all those essays and more time actually helping students learn how to write well.

Actually, what Ted describes (in vivid, step-by-step detail no less) is not new but rather a great example of an approach to writing workshop. It also helps that his classroom is entirely digital and has been for decades. However, for those of us still stuck in the paper-pencil dimension, the methdology is also highly effective and adaptable.