M. Colleen Cruz

Writer, Educator, Consultant

Day One- Teacher Appreciation Stories

May 4, 2015

Tags: Reading Castle, Team Book, Substitute, Mrs. Haiduck, Third Grade

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Iím going to take a break from problem tackling and venture into the world of gratitude. I wanted to share some memories and stories of favorite, unflappable, inspirational, and of course, unstoppable teachers.

The first teacher that comes to mind was my own third grade teacher, Mrs. (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.