The Radical Possibilities of “What Are You Working On?”: Student-Driven Learning in Writing Conferences

By Laura A. Taylor   Take a moment to think about a recent teaching day. What kinds of activities were your students doing? Perhaps there was a mini-lesson introducing students to a new writing tool, a small group strategy lesson, a collaborative analysis of a mentor text, peer conferences giving feedback on recent work, time for…

Dear Readers, We Want to Hear from You!

Writers Who Care Readers, We continue to strive to further our mission and goals as the peer-reviewed blog of ELATE’s Commission on Writing Teacher Education by building our community of authors, expanding our audience, and engaging with our readership. In order to best serve you, we’d love to find out more about you and what…

Bridging the Writing Gap: Centering Student Voices in High School and College Writing

By Kristen Marakoff and P.L. Thomas Kristen Marakoff’s journey to becoming a high school English teacher began 7 years ago in Paul Thomas’ foundations course. She completed the certification program at Paul’s university, where he taught English Language Arts teaching methods and supervised her field work. Paul also teaches first-year writing—after teaching high school English…