Hi! My name is Ronni Rowland, and I’m the instructor at The Writer’s Workshop for Kids. I previously taught in-person creative and essay writing workshops in Southern California for three years. This is my third year teaching online writing classes for grades K-8 in Memphis, TN!
My instructional approach is kid- and humor-centered. When students laugh, explore ideas, and collaborate with others, they make progress in writing. I highlight what kids are doing right and embed mini-lessons for improvement along the way. In life, I try to take a positive reinforcement approach to things, from parenting to teaching to adopting our rescue dog, Sweet Pea.
In my early years as a young mother, I worked from home doing a variety of writing and editing work. For McGraw-Hill Higher Education, I worked on teacher education textbooks and supplements…including more than 10 editions of an Educational Psychology textbook!
The lessons about best teaching practices seeped into me…giving kids choices, using positive reinforcement, inviting interaction, encouraging kids to use humor and share personal experiences. My daughters attended Montessori, charter, and international schools for their K-12 education, and I also try to integrate the best of these approaches into my workshops.
My writing and editing experience includes 25 years in many industries with awesome colleagues from around the world.
McGraw-Hill Higher Education, NAEYC, UC Irvine Department of Education, & more
- Family and lifestyle
San Diego Family Magazine, Shanghai Family Magazine, & more
- Corporate communications and brand storytelling
WPP for Ford China, Porsche China, Flatmind Productions, & more
- Risk management
So, welcome to The Writer’s Workshop for Kids! Get ready for engaging brainstorming activities, entertaining videos, supportive resources, and loads of writing fun. See you there!
As our resident wordsmith, Ronni has been instrumental in helping us craft compelling copy.Gabriel Tan, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Greater China
With great attention to detail, Ronni demonstrated a profound knowledge of the house style (which varied for each brand), and her exemplary writing and design skills were always welcomed for print and digital projects.Alex Purcell, Editor, Ringier Asia
I came across all of the assignments they did in IEW and creative writing class. I read through it all and was amazed at the variety of topics and creativity they’ve shown. No doubt due to you…you motivate and inspire them.Parent of “The Writer’s Workshop for Kids” Students