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What if We Learned About Our Students Differently?
AUTHOR: Zac Chase FROM THE BLOG: Teacher Zac Chase examines traditional “get to know you” writing assignments to tease out their primary goals, and explores how we could reimagine those assignments to better meet those goals, incorporating collaboration, student inquiry, and transparency.
Capturing Teachers as the Sun Sets—Twilight PD
AUTHOR: Debbie Bell FROM THE BLOG: When teachers hear the term “professional development,” they often think of long mandatory days of listening to speakers and administrators talk about issues that do not pertain to their teaching. I speak flippantly about these “workshops” because I endured them for over sixteen years...
What's in a Name?
AUTHOR: Tom Fox FROM THE BLOG: As a college teacher of writing, I was always uncomfortable with high school teachers asking me what they should do to prepare their students for postsecondary writing. After years of giving vague and unhelpful answers, I finally landed on a less vague, but still...
NWP History Preserved, Protected, and On Display
AUTHOR: Elyse Eidman-Aadahl FROM THE BLOG: We celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of the NWP Archives, preserving over 40 years of NWP history for the scholars of today and tomorrow, and display some of that history in the prestigious Roswell Cases.
Scaling Up Youth Programs (NWP Radio)
Guests: Mary Buckelew, Carol Minner, and Paul Rogers
Summary: Youth programs invite teachers to apply their experience in new contexts: after-school and summer work with students, families and their local communities.This NWP Radio show features youth program models from three sites. Teachers who are planning programs for youth may be...
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