Teaching the Craft of Writing from the Sentence Up

Heights teacher, Joe Breslin, discusses the problems with the contemporary approach to writing, and offers his strategy for raising craftsmen of letters.  By turning your classroom into a workshop, you can engage your boys and train them in the arts of observation and effective communication.

Resources Mentioned in Podcast:

Joe Breslin’s webinar on The Heights Academy: Writing From the Sentence Up

Joe Breslin

About the guest:

Joe Breslin


Joseph Breslin is a fifth grade homeroom teacher at The Heights School. He graduated from the Heights in 2001, and attended Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he majored in English with a concentration in writing. Joseph was a teacher and coach at the Avalon School for three years, before coming to The Heights in 2011. He and his lovely wife Elizabeth have two sons, Julian Reuel, and Ignatius James. Joseph has helped coach varsity wrestling since 2011, and has been head varsity wrestling coach since 2013.

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