WRITE / LEARN / LEAD BLOG

AUTHOR: Shirley McPhillips
FROM THE BLOG: It’s National Poetry Month! For inspiration, we have invited Shirley McPhillips, poet and NWP Writers Council member, to share some thinking about WHY poetry matters and HOW, as teachers and writers, we might jump into it.

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AUTHOR: Jessica Early
FROM THE BLOG: When I think about my work with the Central Arizona Writing Project, Tracey Flores comes to mind. She came to my office after our first invitational summer institute in 2008 telling me, “Jessica, I have a good idea and I want to work with you and the Writing Project to make it happen.”

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AUTHOR: Michael Thompson
(Mvskoke Creek)
FROM THE BLOG: “An important part of my life’s story has been finding my voice as a Native educator and as a teacher of Native students. Another story that has changed my life is the National Writing Project.”

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AUTHOR: Bob Fecho
FROM THE BLOG: Education is about change. It is not a system of verification or confirmation. It is not a system of inheritance. Nor is it a system of replication. Education is about change—of minds, perspectives, values, understandings, meanings—really all the tools through which we construct reality and identity.

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AUTHOR: Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
FROM THE BLOG: Write. Learn. Lead. Reduce the National Writing Project (NWP) to its simplest elements, and you get these three pathways to NWP. This blog is dedicated to all the educators traveling those pathways, finding and building NWP.

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