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Getting Schooled On Resistance: a Conversation with Cindy Urbanski

By National Writing Project
Join us for a conversation with Cindy Urbanski, PhD, author of Getting Schooled on Resistance: An Exploration of Clashing Narratives in Urban School Reform. Urbanski has worked with writing and writers in some capacity for 30 years. Currently her projects consist of making space for stories…
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Narrowing the Lens: Teaching as Narrative Negotiation

How do competing narratives of education and writing shape the identities that teachers adopt and use to define what makes a "good teacher"? Cynthia Urbanski examines this conflict at work in her experience working as a consultant in an urban middle school.
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The Write Time with Educator-Authors Tonya Perry, Katy Smith, and Steve Zemelman

By National Writing Project
The Write Time visits with the educator-authors of Teaching for Racial Equity: Becoming Interrupters.
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Teaching Reading: A Semester of Inquiry

By Antero Garcia
Antero Garcia and his undergraduate Teaching Reading class embark on a mutual inquiry into the ways reading is defined, enacted, and challenged within classroom spaces. Included are student presentations and reflections.
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Motivating Boy Writers: A Multigenre Approach

By Jeremy Hyler
Using tips from Roy Fletcher’s Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices, Jeremy Hyler finds his students more engaged in their three-week research assignment once he incorporates digital tools and uses a multi-genre approach. Here he highlights the most popular genres, gives examples of student…
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Using Media to (Re) Claim The Hood: Essential Questions & Powerful English Pedagogy

By Danielle Filipiak
Danielle Filipiak shares how she uses digital media tools and three essential questions to enable students to have a humanizing experience with writing and literacy. Included here are detailed activities, transcripts of classroom brainstorming sessions, and many examples of student work.
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Writing Now: A Policy Research Brief by the National Council of Teachers of English

NCTE's policy statement on Writing Now, despite its publication date, is still relevant for teachers and schools taking first steps beyond traditional assignments. Teacher-leaders might use it to reflect with colleagues on the kinds of writing young people experience across the curriculum…
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Badges and Badging in the Classroom

Sites that are awarding or exploring badges may want to point colleagues to these selections that illustrate how teacher-leaders have used badges in their classroom teaching or writing programs.
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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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