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…

Join Writers Who Care in Houston at NCTE18!

Are you interested in authentic writing instruction? Will you be in Houston for the this year’s NCTE Annual Convention? If so, we hope you’ll join editors, contributors, and reviewers of Teachers, Profs, Parents: Writers Who Care at several sessions and events throughout the conference. Meeting other writers who care in person is a great way…

It’s Our Birthday!

Writers Who Care began five years ago as a way to bring teachers, parents, and professors together to support the teaching of writing in our schools. English Language Arts Teacher Educators (ELATE), a group that is part of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), believed that everyone should share in knowledge about the…

A Year in the Life of Writers Who Care

At the end of 2017, we are thankful for the many contributions that have made Teachers, Parents, Profs: Writers Who Care an ongoing voice for authentic writing instruction.  In 2017, the Writers Who care blog had over 21,000 visitors from countries all over the world. We published 20 new posts written by teachers, parents, and…

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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…