What an honor it was to gather in Melbourne yesterday with English teacher educators and English teachers to consider “Writing in High Stakes Times.” I’m particularly glad for these hosts, who gathered an impressive group at a very busy time in the Australian academic year.
What a gift it was to be able to talk with Tanya Baker of the National Writing Project about Teaching Writers to Reflect.
Looking forward to these sessions at NCTE:
Taking Action as Teacher-Writers
Session E.31, Friday, November 17, 3:30-4:45 Central time. The location is room 120-121. Roundtable conversations for us to compare experiences and share expertise:
Writing as an Everyday Advocate
(Cathy Fleischer; Amber Jensen)
This is about writing in connection with efforts to advocate for the changes you want to see in education, right in your own community.
Writing groups to support and sustain you
(Christine Dawson; Christina Ponzio)
This is about how to use a WG to keep yourself going and keep yourself healthy as a teacher.
Blogging as a team
(Stacey Shubitz (Two Writing Teachers); Kelly Virgin (PAWLP blog))
This is about co-blogging by groups of teachers.
Developing professional book proposals
This is about proposing a book idea to an education publisher.
Public opinion writing
(Steve Zemelman; Leah Zuidema)
This is about writing op-eds for newspapers, peer-reviewed and multi-author blogs, and other outlets directed at non-educators.
Writing for NCTE journals
Collaborative professional writing
(Dawn Reed; Mitch Nobis)
This is about co-writing professional books and journal articles alongside other teacher-writers.
Time: 9:30 AM–10:45 AM Date: Nov 17, 2017
Location: Room 127
I got to do a new fun thing, an episode of SLAM School for the NCTE Studies in Multimedia and Literacy Assembly. We’re talking about writing groups! Check it out here:
I’m to happy to see this special issue of English Teaching: Practice and Critique that I coedited with Graham Parr from Monash University in Australia. Provocative pieces on those sticky, persistent tensions in English teacher education: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/toc/etpc/15/2