Letters to the Next President 2.0

Posted & in Edutopia.

Our partner Edutopia explains how Letters to the Next President 2.0—hosted by the National Writing Project, KQED and Educator Innovator partners—can productively bring the presidential election into classrooms to improve students’ argumentative writing and media literacy.

Tchers’ Voice: #WhyIWrite

Posted & in Teaching Channel.

Sean McComb, an English teacher at Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts in Baltimore, MD, shares a personal look behind his writing and teaching practice. This piece was featured on the Teaching Channel’s blog, Tchers’ Voice, and was his response to the upcoming National Day on Writing prompt, “#whyiwrite.” On October 20, everyone is invited to celebrate writing, community, and voice through the hashtag #whyiwrite. Sean is a 2014 National Teacher of the Year and a Teaching Channel Laureate.

Shark Tank Goes to School

Posted & in Educator Innovator Blog.

Inspired by the TV show, this Shark Tank was developed by National Writing Project educators as a format for teachers to tap into students’ feedback on curriculum-in-process. When it comes to the effort it takes to writing and to write well, students are investors.

Developing Writing Confidence Through NaNoWriMo

Posted & in Educator Innovator Blog, Partners.

Each November, over 2,000 K-12 educators bring literary fun and adventure into their classrooms through National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). One educator, Seve Isaacs, shares his story below, as well as the results he sees in students long after the month is over. A group of high school biology students were told to write a […]