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Orientations for the Teaching of Writing: A Legacy of the National Writing Project

By Anne Whitney and Linda Friedrich
In this comprehensive review and analysis of a qualitative study of twenty years of interviews with NWP Invitational Institute participants, researchers Whitney and Friedrich conclude that NWP's influence on participating teachers over time and across settings resulted in their adopting a…
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The Work of the National Writing Project: Social Practices in a Network Context

By Ann Lieberman and Diane Wood
Is it really "magic" that occurs in Writing Project-related professional development? The authors of this report argue that Writing Projects have visible cultural features that lead to the building of successful professional learning communities. Ask teachers to read and discuss this report…
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James Gray On Coaching: An Excerpt from Teachers at the Center

By James Gray
Coaching the development of successful workshops is a key step in preparing teachers to become professional development leaders. In this excerpt from Teachers at the Center, NWP founder James Gray shares some of the early insights that informed the practice of coaching teachers as they…
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Write Now Teacher Studio

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Where teachers write, share, and talk shop about writing and the teaching of writing

Hosted by the National Writing Project, the Write Now Teacher Studio is an open, online community of educators for educators. It’s a place to write together, examine our teaching, create and refine curricula, and work toward ever more effective and equitable practices to create confident, creative, and critical thinkers and writers in our classrooms and courses.

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