The Writing Revolution (TWR) is a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Judith Hochman to ensure that The Hochman Method reaches as many students as possible. Below you will find information about our course offerings for educators as well as additional services and partnerships for schools and districts. Please note that other individuals and organizations may be distributing their own variations of materials and training based on The Hochman Method for educational purposes as well as for profit. While some of these may be faithful to our Method, others are not. The Writing Revolution recommends that individuals, schools and districts contact us before purchasing any products or services that claim to be based on The Hochman Method.
TWR offers in-person and remote courses to train educators seeking to implement The Hochman Method in their classrooms. Through our “Advancing Thinking Through Writing” course educators across all content areas and grade levels learn to embed our strategies into their curriculum through a combination of direct instruction and individual and group activities. This course provides the foundation for those interested in more advanced training opportunities and is a pre-requisite for all additional TWR courses such as “Teaching Argument Writing” and “Teaching Research Writing.”
TWR offers a variety of customized services and partnerships for schools and districts. In addition to our New York City-based courses, we offer virtual training packages. Schools that have sent educators to our courses and are seeking additional implementation support may be interested in the following services:
Subscription Packages are available for schools that have at least five teachers trained by TWR in the model. Through subscriptions, TWR provides access to up-to-date interactive teaching templates, implementation support such as classroom posters and pacing guides, webinars that review and expand upon specific strategies, examples of the strategies embedded in various subjects and grades, and updated assessment materials including diagnostics, checklists, rubrics, and anchor papers.
Site Visits include the observation of teachers implementing the strategies in their classrooms, verbal and written feedback, and one-on-one and group coaching and mini lessons to support any challenges teachers are facing.
Material Review sessions include the review of teacher-created classroom materials and student writing.
A limited number of school applicants are chosen each year to participate in High Impact Partnerships with TWR. These partner schools commit to embedding the method across subjects and grades school wide. Their goal is to have a consistent approach to teaching writing in all content areas to achieve the strongest possible outcomes. TWR provides its partner schools with professional development training throughout the school year, conducts school visits to observe and support teachers implementing the strategies, reviews teacher-created materials and student writing, and provides access to shared resources including interactive templates and assessment materials.
"I have been teaching high school English for 12 years and, in that time, I have unsuccessfully tried implementing various strategies to help my students communicate their ideas in writing. In just this first year of using TWR in my classroom, I have witnessed significant gains for my students in critical thinking and writing."