M. Colleen Cruz

Writer, Educator, Consultant

Embracing Trouble

November 18, 2015

Tags: responsive teaching, facing fears, writing workshop, NCTE

Full disclosure: I have two major fears. They are fear of flying and fear of public speaking. Which, makes my career choice a little odd. Because, as a literacy consultant I travel all over the world to teach in front of people, give speeches and conduct workshops. So I face my deepest fears on (more…)

Selected Works

A book that addresses some of the most common and challenging struggles a teacher of writing might face - and offers solutions
Professional Literature
A practical resource for 3rd grade teachers looking to teach writing workshop
A practical resource for 4th grade teachers looking to teach writing workshop.
A practical book and quick read from Heinemann's Help Desk Imprint
Co-written with Lucy Calkins, this book is a part of the Units of Study First Hand Series from Heinemann.
Designed for teachers, this book discusses the ins and outs of teaching students to cultivate independent writing lives.
Young Adult Novel
A finalist for the Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, this book follows the story of Cesi as she embarks on a journey to Mexico in order to learn more about her family, and herself.