Mark supports clients interested in our 6+1 Trait® Writing Model of Instruction & Assessment services. He plans trait-writing workshops and institutes, as well as events for other programs such as the Oregon Leadership Network and Oregon’s Continuing Improvement Network. In his spare time, you can find Mark hunting for the freshest fruits and vegetables at the Portland Farmer’s Market, as well as exploring the city and faraway destinations.
Maya Angelou said, "A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." Too often we only ask students for the right or wrong answer. I know that when teachers implement the 6+1 Trait® Writing Model in their classrooms, they are empowering their students to share their songs.