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School Writing vs. Authentic Writing

By this point in the fall, parents, students and teachers have all begun to settle into school routines. The work that is arriving home in students’ backpacks and laptops is probably more involved and extensive than it was in September. As our students begin to write more for school, we should always look carefully at…

Editorial Team Transition

The spring semester is underway, and we are welcoming changes to the Writers Who Care editorial team.  One of our founding editors, Leah Zuidema, has transitioned off the board.  Leah’s dedication to Writers Who Care has helped to grow the blog, and her skill in coaching authors and shaping posts will be missed.     Thank you, Leah,…

Teachers Sharing Stories for Advocacy and Transformation

To kick off the fall season, we’d like to share a recently-published article by members of the WWC editorial team (Sarah, Mark, Lindsay, Amber, and Eileen). The piece, “’The Biggest Surprise Was the Feeling of Empowerment’: Teachers Sharing Stories for Advocacy and Transformation,” appears in the September 2016 issue of Voices from the Middle, an issue…

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Have You Noticed Our Peer Review Badge?

After two years of publication, Writers Who Care has shifted from editorial review to blind, peer review for the majority of our posts.  We have made this shift for several reasons: We are a multi-authored, academic blog, and we strive to reach the highest integrity in academic publishing. We believe the best publications are collaborative,…

Happy New Year

All of us who work on Writers Who Care thank you for reading and sharing posts from 2015. We will begin our 2016 posting schedule on January 25th. Until then, we want to share with you some past entries that you may have missed. Enjoy! Cathy Fleischer, “Inspiring the Young Writers in Your Home” (originally…

Resources to Kick Off the School Year

by Eileen Buescher Greetings! We hope that you have had a smooth start to your school year. We know that learning is always happening, not only for students, but for teachers as well. To start the year off right and ensure that you also have a year of learning and growth, we have compiled a…

Editor Roundup: April 2014 Edition

  These are some of the stories that have been passing through our inboxes, Twitter feeds and Facebook conversation threads. As you read, please consider sharing your thoughts in the comments section, or with a post of your own. We’re always looking for new voices! Here is what our editorial board has been reading these…

Editor Roundup: March 2014 Edition

We are happy to announce the addition of two members to our editorial team.  Lindsay and Amber will be working with us to develop our author coaching practices and to solicit and edit research briefs and talking points.  Our blog is growing! Here is what our editorial board has been reading these last few weeks.…

Behind the Scenes

We are about to celebrate our “half” birthday!  Six months of publication of Writers Who Care has brought voices of parents, teachers, and professors together to advocate for authentic writing instruction.  But have you wondered how it all started? If you would like to know more about the beginnings of this blog, our purposes for…

Editor Roundup: January 2014 Edition

It’s a new year. Winter is in full swing. And we are back! We are looking forward to bringing you more insights from teachers, professors and parents in the coming months. We had a long conversation with the members of the Commission on Writing Teacher Education at the NCTE Annual Meeting in November, and we…