Marginal Syllabus is one way that NWP sites can bring fresh literature selections into their Summer Institutes while supporting new teacher-leaders to see themselves as part of larger conversations across writing project sites and the profession at large. Marginal Syllabus brings together new reading selections, social annotation of those selections with writing project colleagues, and Read More
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 as a middle school teacher before teaching on the university level. However, the more I work with teachers, especially through the writing project on campus, the more I realize that teachers truly want professional time to learn how to employ new pedagogical strategies to help their students. How do we, writing project sites, meet the needs of these teachers?