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Wishes for Trees

In this exploration, students find ways to make and share wishes/hopes/ideas to celebrate the earth and its future by making, sharing, and writing to trees.
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Writing the Personal-Academic School Gravity Connection

Bronwyn LaMay explores how combining academic and personal writing, both within and across assignments, makes writing meaningful to students, giving some a reason to engage with academic content, and giving others a safe path to self-reflection and personal growth.
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Object Lessons with Amanda Parrish Morgan

By National Writing Project
Amanda Parrish Morgan—educator, author, and NWP Writers Council member—talks about her life as a teacher-writer.
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Why I Write: Amanda Parrish Morgan

Author, educator, and NWP Writers Council member Amanda Parrish Morgan shares how writing deepens her understanding of herself, others, and our world.
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Writing As Threat (On Elizabeth Acevedo and Writing)

By José Vilson
In this blog post, José Vilson reflects on the journey teachers like himself must take to truly see themselves as writers.
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Teachers’ Writing Groups: Collaborative Inquiry and Reflection for Professional Growth (Review)

By Caroline Griswold
 In this book review, Caroline Griswold describes and recommends Teachers' Writing Groups: Collaborative Inquiry and Reflection for Professional Growth, a book developed by leaders and teachers at Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project. The book is "like the best writing project work, both…
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More Than Skin Deep: Professional Development that Transforms Teachers

By Deborah Dean, Melissa Heaton, Sarah Orme, Gary Woodward
Four teacher-consultants explore how their involvement in the Writing Project fundamentally shifted how they approached writing, both their own and their students’. They each detail how it demystified the apparent magic that produces good writing, drawing them wholeheartedly into the…
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Transforming Professional Lives through Online Participation

By Luke Rodesiler, Meenoo Rami, Gary Anderson, Cindy Minnich, Brian Kelley, Sarah Andersen
The NWP principle of "going public with our practice" has taken on new meaning as avenues for connecting and going public have continued to open. This article takes a deep look at what happens when five teachers take their practice public and put themselves "out there" professionally. You'll…
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Changing Teaching from Within: Teachers as Leaders

By Ann Lieberman & Linda Friedrich
For sites and individuals interested in exploring why teachers become leaders in their schools and communities and how they move into positions of leadership, this paper and accompanying slides provide a rich and in-depth look at stories from a research study of NWP teacher-leaders…
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Teaching in a Time of Dogs

By Tom Goodson
"The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry."  As most teachers will tell you, there may be no truer statement about teaching. In this essay, the writer reflects on an incident that occurred years ago in his middle school classroom that has continued to serve as a guiding metaphor for…
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The Southern Arizona Writing Project Teacher Research and Inquiry Community (NWP Radio)

By National Writing Project
In this NWP Radio program, moderator Elyse Eidman-Aadahl and teachers from the Southern Arizona Writing Project provide an overview of teacher research in general along with various approaches and settings (first 16 minutes), followed by stories of how the projects of three teachers impacted…
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Resources for Teacher Inquiry Communities: An Annotated Bibliography

By Ann Dobie
Compiled by NWP's Teacher Inquiry Community, this annotated bibliography of approximately 50 books offers a wealth of important designs, guides, case studies, and much more. It provides a rich resource for individual teacher researchers and those planning on leading teacher inquiry projects…
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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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