Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Scads of Free Writing Prompts for Teachers

Most people think teachers simply teach from the textbook. They don’t know teachers are often frantically scouring outside resources looking for interesting ways to start each class period, for 185 school days. But I’ve been there, done that. I’ve lots of experience since I often had several preps in three different languages. I’m no longer in the classroom, but I still remember what it was like. I’m here to help.

While traveling to promote my book, Free College, which I wrote to help families know what to do in order to avoid needing college loans, I use my iPhone to take lovely photographs wherever I go. My pictures are often of the sea, the sky, beautiful gardens or butterflies (when I’m lucky). Now here’s where it gets good for teachers. I put these photos together with motivational quotes and post them for teachers to use for free. Although the quotes are from famous people, the subjects they cover relate directly to what students need to do to be successful in school, get into college and win lots of scholarship money.

You can find the quotes on my blog, Road to Free College, Twitter/@ElizaWallace, or on Academics. Teachers should feel free to print them in color and use them to decorate their classrooms or project them on the whiteboard and use them as writing prompts. They are also good for discussion starters. Students can explain what the quote means to them or talk about the photographs themselves.

I have made 124 posters so far. I’ll continue until I have enough to cover an entire school year. Enjoy them, and spend the time you save doing something for yourself. You deserve a break.

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For more information, you’ll want my book, Free College, CLICK HERE . It teaches families how to help their kids become more successful in school, college, and life.


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Photo credit: Elizabeth Wallace 

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