Teachers Teaching Teachers
The National Writing Project is the premier effort to improve writing in America. It began at the University of California at Berkeley in 1974 and now has over 200 sites around the country, including the Southern Maine Writing Project at the University of Southern Maine, now in its 8th year. The Writing Project fosters an interdisciplinary community and support system of teachers, administrators, and specialists from all grade levels and content areas, K‑University. More >
What does the Southern Maine Writing Project offer teachers, administrators, and students?
What Teaching Means: Stories from America's Classrooms
Kate Kennedy, Director of the Southern Maine Writing Project, and Danielle Hall, a Southern Maine Writing Project Teacher Consultant contributed articles to What Teaching Means: Stories from America’s Classrooms by Rogue Faculty Press in Omaha.
The book is a collection of teachers’ nonfiction stories about their own classrooms, their own experiences and reflections about teaching. The book includes thirty-nine insightful essays written by teachers hailing from classrooms all over America. The essays—which include everything from the recounting of an unlikely kindergarten classroom friendship to the rugged epiphanies experienced in a high school ESL class—detail the sometimes joyful, sometimes tragic teaching experiences of the professional educators who’ve rendered them in prose.
What Teaching Means offers a glimpse into the everyday lives of teachers across America. It is an ideal text for teacher education programs, and will also appeal to lovers of well-crafted creative nonfiction.
Order the book through Rogue Faculty Press.
For more information about the book or to read an excerpt please visit http://dboster.blogspot.com/
SMWP is one of the National Writing Projects of Maine
Write Here, Write Now.
Join the National Writing Projects of Maine for Write Here, Write Now, a writing across the curriculum and writing centers conference at USM's Lewiston/Auburn campus on October 25, 2013. Workshops will feature a variety of write-to-learn strategies for students across content areas and grade levels. Download a registration flyer>
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