A Collection of Knowledge from the National Writing Project
The College, Career, and Community Writers Program in the Middle School
AUTHOR: Kathy Kurtze
FROM THE BLOG: Chippewa River Writing Project teacher-consultant Kathy Kurtze explores how the College, Career, and Community Ready Writers Program's curriculum is perfect for harassing the energy of her social and demonstrative middle schoolers into civil discourse and thoughtful argument writing.
Report from the Spring Meeting: Building New Pathways to Leadership
AUTHOR: Bud Hunt FROM THE BLOG: A reflection from Bud Hunt on NWP's Building New Pathways to Leadership initiative.
Writing Our Future: American Creed, a New Youth Publishing Opportunity
FROM THE BLOG: Writing Our Future: American Creed, a new youth publishing opportunity from the National Writing Project, gives youth a chance to add their voice to the conversation sparked by American Creed, a documentary film tackling big questions facing America today.
Advocacy is a Story: The National Writing Project and Teacher Advocacy
AUTHOR: Monica Avila FROM THE BLOG: Central Arizona Writing Project teacher-consultant Monica Avila shares her experience representing her Writing Project site in meetings with congressional staffers at the NWP Spring Meeting, covering her preparations, meeting strategies, and follow-up approach.
Bad Ideas About Writing: Dead But Still Walking
AUTHOR: Stephanie West-Puckett FROM THE BLOG: Stephanie West-Puckett and her graduate students name and defeat persistent zombie ideas with help from Bad Ideas About Writing, a free, open-source textbook outlining 61 bad ideas about writing and writing instruction that just won’t go away.
AUTHOR: Tom Fox FROM THE BLOG: With the thriving matsutake mushroom as a metaphor, Tom Fox reflects on the process of scaling up programs without imposing uniform ideas, and the risks and changes to take and make in the process.
Responsible Change in a Complex World
AUTHOR: Steve Fulton FROM THE BLOG: The results of student civic action projects are inspiring and exciting, but the presentation of these often final products obscures difficulties, false starts, and frustrations. Steve Fulton digs into the messy, uncomfortable learning that makes authentic projects so meaningful.
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Resources and articles created and curated by National Writing Project site leaders to support classroom practice, teacher leadership, and professional development.