I think a lot of us were a little nervous to have our stories critiqued. I know I was.
I am used to making the comments, not having my stories torn apart. Although after finishing up the critique today, I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed being able to see parts of my peers' stories and being given advice that I know I will use in the rewrite of my story and on future stories.
I will definitely do more full-staff critiques with my newspaper and yearbook staffs this year. I realize after this session how important it is to get input from so many different angles.
What are some of the practical things everyone else has learned so far that they will use in their classrooms?
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