Monthly Archives: May 2017

Language and War: A Unit Plan for English Class

by Tim Myers Editors note: This article was originally published in Teachers & Writers Magazine 1997. Can adolescents learn anything profound about the intricate and powerful relationship between language and war? In a century haunted by phrases such as “acceptable losses” and “mutually assured destruction,” can we as teachers help guide our students to some…

50th Stories: Fifty Years of And

By Christina Davis As I write this from my desk at a nearly 400-year-old educational bureaucracy (alias Harvard), I am astonished to reflect on a place—and such a fully catalyzed community—that instead of impediment upon impediment managed somehow to place possibility before all. In its fifty years of existence, Teachers & Writers Collaborative has never…

May My Heart Be Strong

The Place of Hope by Mexx (6th grade) May I be able to see the world in just one leap. May I have water, Kryptonian DNA, and the bright yellow sun. May I return to the home where I lived happily with my family. May I have a heart that never gives up. Please don’t…

50th Stories: Her Exact Words

By Linda Morel Teachers & Writers Collaborative will turn 50 years old in fall 2017. To celebrate this milestone, we asked people who have been part of T&W’s work over the last five decades to tell their stories. T&W teaching artist Linda Morel writes about a talented and determined fifth-grade poet.   With long dark…

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