WRITE / LEARN / LEAD BLOG

AUTHORS: Marcie Wolfe and Pat Fox
FROM THE BLOG: The leaders of the Write/Learn/Lead Knowledge Base team introduce the site, explain what’s in it and how it came to be, and offer suggestions for navigating and using it.

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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.

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AUTHOR: Bud Hunt
FROM THE BLOG: A reflection from Bud Hunt on NWP’s Building New Pathways to Leadership initiative.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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FROM THE BLOG: We invite interested educators and NWP teacher leaders to comment on any of the priorities that spark your interest and may benefit from your knowledge, experience, or viewpoint. Open comment periods are a great mechanism for citizen advocacy and allow the Department to take into account public support and/or concern before implementing regulations.

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