Since 2007, I've refrained from sharing my political views on this blog. After all, TWT is a blog about the teaching of writing. However, I'm not about to stay silent when students and teachers have been murdered in their school building once again.
The Storming of the Capitol
In response to today's events at the U.S. Capitol, our team would like to share some thoughts with you as you prepare for tomorrow with students.
Embracing the Importance of Our Work as Educators
This is our first-ever full-team statement to our community.
Behind the Scenes at the White House: A Q&A with Nonfiction Author Katherine L. House
Just in time for Presidents' Day, I chatted with nonfiction author Katherine L. House about her recent book, White House for Kids. Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a copy of her book.
Vote for Me + a Giveaway
If you're a political junkie like me, then you love presidential election years. Seriously, I live for election night coverage... it's my Super Bowl! (I'm not kidding. I have laid in bed late at night and checked my iPhone just to find out if returns came back from close-to-call caucuses and primaries earlier this year.) … Continue reading Vote for Me + a Giveaway
NWP: Call for Action
The education funding bill that relates to the National Writing Project (NWP) will be marked up in the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee this week. Please contact your senators to request continued support for NWP funding in the Fiscal Year 2011 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS and ED) Appropriations Bill. If your… Continue reading NWP: Call for Action
Educational Policy on Poetry Friday
The Conventions are over. As Americans, we've heard a lot of rhetoric and many attacks -- on both sides. I feel each of us, as teachers, must inform ourselves about the educational policies of both candidates so that each of us can make an informed decision about the policies that will affect our everyday lives… Continue reading Educational Policy on Poetry Friday