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Teachers’ Writing Matters

As we leave the school year behind, many teachers will finally have long-awaited time to relax and sit outside with a good book. Others will return to the classroom as students themselves. Our hope is that teachers will use the summer months to begin (or finish!) writing projects of their own. Meg Petersen discusses why…

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…

Teaching Writing: What is Your Story?

By Erinn Bentley and Becky Snow “People learn to write by writing.”  At first glance, this statement seems simple. Yet anyone who has struggled with a writing task, suffered from a case of writer’s block, or tried to teach writing knows this statement is anything but simple.  “People learn to write by writing” is one…

And Yet We Write: Being a Teacher-Writer

Author:  Anne Elrod Whitney For the past several years I have met monthly with a group of K-12 teachers, librarians, and special educators from a number of different schools spread across our small town. After a long school day, we eat cookies or fruit, share stories from our classrooms, compare notes on teacher interns or…