Teacher Morgan Toal shares the powerful writing project that she calls the “Thank You Project” – what a great way to be kind and considerate and teach writing at the same time! This is a fantastic project to consider around Thanksgiving, at the end of the school year or something you could do throughout the year at certain times to promote gratitude all year long. You could expand this to include parents and others within the student’s daily sphere of influence. Kindness and consideration of others is something we should teach as part of social-emotional learning as well as writing.
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Morgan Toal’s Bio as Submitted
Morgan Toal @mrstoalenglish is an avid reader, obsessed seaglasser, dedicated teacher, and an exhausted mom. After 10+ years Morgan has developed a try-anything, out-of-the-box approach to teaching her students and her colleagues. She was nominated by a colleague for the Teachers that Rock – Class of 2018, and by her principal and supervisor for the 2017 New Jersey Exemplary Secondary Educator award.
Download: The Thank You Project (Word File)
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