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Academic Self-Sabotage

In this chapter from The First Year of Teaching: Classroom Research to Increase Student Learning, first-year teacher Sophia Sobko focuses her research with the question: Why do some students who clearly value academic success fail to complete or turn in important essays and homework…
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What if You Crave Books but Your Library is Closed?

We and our students might be craving books while we're home but without the resources to drop lots of cash at Amazon or iBooks or Barnes & Noble. What we want is that magical institution which is a library, of course. But what if your library is closed? If you have internet access and a…
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Redesigning the Summer Institute

The first NWP Invitational Summer Institute in 1974 established a model professional development experience, the basic principles and elements of which have been sustained at local writing project sites over the decades since. But even the best program design invites constant evaluation and…
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Short and Meaningful Programming: Expanding the Work and Reach of the Site

By Meg Petersen and Valerie Combie
You're a teacher, not a small business owner? Yes, that is true, but running a Writing Project site and/or developing writing project programming requires an entreprenureial spirit and approach. With that in mind, this collection offers a glimpse into several ways sites have developed…
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Youth Writing Camp - Manuscript Day

By Janet Neyer
Thinking of developing a youth program? Looking for creative ideas to recruit more young writers to your summer camp offerings? If so, then this blog post describing an exciting one-day free youth event the Chippewa River Writing Project (CRWP) hosted could be the spark you need. This…
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Launching a Comprehensive Fundraising Plan for Your Writing Project Site

The new reality for site sustainability is the need for fundraising. This overview of the Hudson Valley Writing Project's strategy focuses on the need for ongoing discussion, cultivating university relationships, documenting programs, and identifying tools and actions. This document is…
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Planning for Young Writers Camps

Many writing project sites count on young authors' camps to reach out to the community and bring in revenue. This resource is a planning tool that illustrates how the Fox Valley Writing Project thought through the decisions involved in launching a summer youth camp. Those looking to expand,…
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What Does Teacher Leadership Look Like at Writing Project Sites? (NWP Radio)

This hour-long radio episode features several NWP sites whose TCs discuss their experiences as leaders of site programs, leadership teams, and professional development. This resource may be useful for individuals and groups who are exploring models of teacher leadership and ways to support…
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Envisioning Leadership Transitions as Moments of Opportunity

By Karen Hamlin
This article describes the Oregon Writing Project's visioning retreat and includes links to their retreat invitation, their annotated list of online resources, retreat agenda, and newsletter. This resource will help in building site capacity when challenges and opportunities of transition…
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Evaluating the Impact of Professional Development Programs

By Sheridan D. Blau, Rosemary H. Cabe, and Anne Whitney
While there is significant research behind the NWP model, there is also a need for sites to evaluate their local professional development programming. This research study of the South Coast Writing Project's IIMPaC (Inquiry, Inservice workshops, Models, Practice, and Coaching) program…
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Write Now and Write On

By National Writing Project
In this conversation with Rebecca Harper, director of the Augusta University Writing Project and author of <em>Write Now & Write On: 37 Strategies for Authentic Daily Writing in Every Content Area</em>, we will discuss writing instruction, daily writing, writing across the curriculum, and…
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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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