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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Diane Murphy is an experienced educator, an enthusiastic presenter and a National Board Certified teacher in literacy. She has extensive experience as a primary teacher, presenter and teacher trainer. Diane will share dozens of strategies and the latest ideas and techniques to help your young students develop their writing skills as early, emerging or developing writers.

Diane is the author of WRITING STRATEGIES THAT WORK! Practical Ways to Use Six Traits and Mini‑Lessons in Your Writing Instruction (Grades K‑2), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. You will leave this seminar with a wealth of practical writing strategies, activities, management and assessment ideas you can easily implement in your own K‑2 classroom.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

Outstanding and motivational! Thank you for all of the ideas and activities! This seminar was so much fun!”
– Christine Sprout, First Grade Teacher

“Diane Murphy is wonderful! The best seminar I have ever attended. She is a real inspiration to all teachers. Great job!”
– Lauren Rushing, Second Grade Teacher

Thank you for your enthusiasm and sharing today. You gave me so many ideas that I can utilize.”
– Julie Smaglick, Elementary Teacher

“Diane Murphy was a very energetic, enthusiastic presenter with experiences to illustrate and cement her presentation. I’m leaving with so many wonderful practical ideas to improve the writing in my classroom. Thank you!”
– Renee Frantin, Third Grade Teacher

“I thought this seminar was amazing! I am so thankful that I received the resource handbook. Thank you so much, I can’t wait to use these tools and books.”
– Jodi Kik, First Grade Teacher

Great ideas you can really use! Diane’s enthusiasm and passion is awesome. She motivated us to be better teachers!”
– Sunshine Dykstra, First Grade Teacher

Great ideas and very motivational. Nice to hear someone talk about education who teaches what they are talking about.”
– Geri Stajdl, Second Grade Teacher

What a worthwhile seminar! I feel very inspired to return to my classroom and utilize the activities. Diane is a captivating speaker!”
– Nancy Cohen, Second Grade Teacher

Diane is full of energy and an excellent presenter. I’ve never been to a seminar and left with so many ideas to take back to my classroom.”
– Bonnie Dickey, Second Grade Teacher

Wow! I can’t wait to go back to the classroom and do these
mini‑lessons!”

– Staci Pruitt, Second Grade Teacher

“This seminar is great! I will be ready to implement these strategies as soon as I get back to my classroom. Diane showed me how to get children thinking, reading and writing at higher learning levels.
– Aman Lado, First Grade Teacher

“I really enjoyed this seminar. Very interactive, fun and informative. I will use a great deal of these mini‑lessons and books.”
– Kenya McGee, Learning Coordinator

This was a wonderful seminar! I am walking away with so much knowledge, but even better, is the confidence to use it.”
– Marilyn Cockrum, Second Grade Teacher

Diane is outstanding! Her ideas are practical and useful. I highly recommend this seminar to others. She does a great job!”
– Roxanne Demeter, Principal