The Writing Revolution (TWR) is a non-profit organization founded 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.
TWR offers in-person and remote courses to train educators seeking to implement the Hochman Method in their classrooms. Through the Advancing Thinking Through Writing (ATTW) I and II courses, educators across all content areas and grades 3-12 learn to embed our strategies into their curriculum. ATTWI and ATTWII are prerequisites for those interested in more advanced training opportunities. TWR also offers ATTW for K-2, ATTW for Math, and Teaching Argumentative Writing (prerequisite: ATTW I).
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:
The Library is available for purchase by schools that have had at least five educators trained by TWR. The library provides access to customizable templates, examples of strategies embedded in various subject areas, quarterly webinars, classroom videos, classroom posters, pacing guides, assessment materials, and an “Ask a Question” feature, which provides direct access to TWR experts. These offerings are updated regularly.
A limited number of school applicants are chosen each year to participate in a partnership with TWR. Partner schools commit to embedding the Hochman Method across subjects and grades school-wide. TWR provides its partner schools with course training, conducts school visits to observe and support teachers implementing TWR strategies, reviews teacher-created materials, assesses and analyzes student writing, and provides access to the TWR Online Resource Library.
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.
"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."