Results for “Policy and Research”
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.
The Write Time with Educator-Authors Tonya Perry, Katy Smith, and Steve Zemelman
The Write Time visits with the educator-authors of Teaching for Racial Equity: Becoming Interrupters.
Teaching Reading: A Semester of Inquiry
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.
Motivating Boy Writers: A Multigenre Approach
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…
Using Media to (Re) Claim The Hood: Essential Questions & Powerful English Pedagogy
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.
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…
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.
Linking Genre to Standards and Equity
Here is an important article that offers a framework and looks at how genre studies can help writing teachers design meaningful and engaging writing instruction. Fox suggests that standards-based writing curricula do not go far enough when we only teach students about how various genres…
Making the Right Connections in High School: Developing Teaching Teams to Integrate the Curriculum
Integrating high school curricula isn't easy, but it is worth the effort and produces powerful results for students and teachers. In this resource, a teacher describes her award-winning project to develop teaching teams that designed cross-curricular units in order to foster students'…
Lessons from Tony: Betrayal and Trust in Teacher Research
In a compelling narrative laced with details of a teacher's relationship as a co-researcher with Tony, a student in her class of seniors with special needs, and her own ethical struggles as a teacher-researcher, Sharon Miller provides insights into issues such as ownership of data, and the…
The Five-Paragraph Theme Redux
What are the constraints of teaching the five-paragraph essay? Rorschach argues that its preset format can lull students into nonthinking conformity and questions whether struggling writers need such a format to be successful. Dive into this provocative piece, complete with student writing…
Local Site Research Initiative Final Report: Impact of NWP Professional Development on Student Learning
This report on the 2004-2006 results of Local Sites Research Initiative studies demonstrates the positive impact of NWP professional development on student learning. Conducted at a variety of sites around the nation, these studies consistently showed greater improvement in writing on every…
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