Monthly Archives: October 2013

Writers in the Making

“Everyone … has something important to say,” proclaims Barbara Ueland in If You Want to Write. This is a phrase I've used hundreds of times with students in Writing Workshop sessions, as we reminded ourselves to listen actively to classmates as they shared their work. Maybe all each of us needs is opportunity. My colleague…
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The Grace of Teachers

In all my years of working with teachers, I never fail to be amazed by their singular devotion to “their kids.” Teachers have an uncanny ability to cut through all the noise that goes on in education and focus on what is really at stake. I’ve never felt that more strongly than now. This year…
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