empathy · Teaching Writing with a Social Justice Lens Blog Series · voice

Honoring Student Voice: Teaching Writing With a Social Justice Lens

“Did he read it yet?”  Anxiously, I stared into my mother’s eyes as she stepped inside the house, closing the front door behind her.  After a day of teaching elementary school, my mom dropped her bag of schoolwork just inside the front door and began fishing about inside its contents.  A few days prior, I… Continue reading Honoring Student Voice: Teaching Writing With a Social Justice Lens

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Three Ways to Teach Empathy Inside Writing Workshop

This video, narrated by Brene Brown, has been viewed over 7,000,000 times. Empathy is more complicated than its twin sister, sympathy. Empathy is a challenge for a lot of people--not just kids. The great poet Nikki Giovanni has said, "Let me clear about this. If you wrote from experience, you'd get maybe one book, maybe three poems.… Continue reading Three Ways to Teach Empathy Inside Writing Workshop