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Improving writing and learning in our nation's schools.
Improving writing and learning in our nation's schools.

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A classroom-based writing project, centered on interviewing and writing profiles of women in science, helps a group of high-school girls explore and articulate new possibilities for their future selves. Read more on the Write/Learn/Lead Knowledge Base: http://bit.ly/2MvRc5X
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Ideas for providing and supporting “opportunities for students to write in ways that allow them to try on various behaviors and discourses associated with writing, what we call identity work,” from a group of teacher-educators + former classroom teachers: http://bit.ly/2MsAJQ6
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Interested in civic education or #ed4democracy? The 2017-18 Marginal Syllabus is a set of eight key #civiceducation texts, overlaid with educator conversation adding additional insight, discussion, and resources. Check out project organizer Joe Dillon’s recap and all eight texts: http://bit.ly/2LaoTET
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The Write/Learn/Lead Knowledge Base organizes over 40 years of Writing Project resources, creating a curated collection for new teacher-consultants, experienced site leaders, and everyone in between. Check out our introduction post and dive in! http://bit.ly/2LrfLMD
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Watch: project leads from two of our 2017 LRNG Innovators projects, Let ‘em Shine and Green is the New Pink, sit down to talk through some of the highlights and challenges of their work creating opportunities for #connectedlearning: http://bit.ly/2LfI4Nn
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The 4T Virtual Conference on Digital Writing aims to foster collaboration between Writing Project teacher-consultants from around the country, while welcoming new educators into the fold, with conversations and presentations about the research, pedagogy, and tools of writing in digital spaces in the K-12 classroom. Register for free today: http://bit.ly/2MKUbab #4TDW
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“They saw that I had done the same thing I was asking them to do and this changed everything.” A teacher finds that doing her own writing assignment, and sharing the messy creative process, empowers and inspires her students. By Boise State Writing Project co-director Paula Uriarte: http://bit.ly/2wlpVbQ
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“A true community of learners who come together with respect and a common goal both raises growth and development for every human in the room and solves a wide range of classroom management challenges.” Three keys to building classroom community from Deanna Mascle, Morehead Writing Project director: http://bit.ly/2MolI1I
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Zev Levinson is a poet-teacher, long-time Redwood Writing Project teacher-consultant, and the author of Song of Six Rivers, an epic poem recounting one man’s life in the Humboldt Bay region of Northern California. Zev, welcome to the NWP Writers Council! http://bit.ly/2MEEH7v
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“The standardized test is like invisible handcuffs. They are on teachers at all times, restraining them from innovating their teaching for fear of losing points. Everywhere I go, the handcuffs are there.” NWP-Kent State co-director Lori Wilfong and a team of TCs confront the invisible handcuffs during an argument writing book group: http://bit.ly/2MhEIyW
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