Tagged Bechtel

Dear Mr. Doctorow

2017 Runner-up of the Bechtel Prize By Eileen Sutton Author Garth Greenwell selected Eileen Sutton’s “Dear Mr. Doctorow” as the runner-up for the 2017 Bechtel Prize. Teachers & Writers Collaborative awards the Bechtel Prize to the author of an exemplary essay that explores themes related to creative writing, arts education, and/or the imagination. Greenwell said, “This…

The Possum

2011 Winner of the Bechtel Prize By Janet L. Bland   It started with a possum running right in front of the van. There are many things that I don’t want to happen when I am driving a van full of my students (including, but not limited to, vomiting, flat tires, love triangles, and snowstorms),…

The Tree Project

2004 Winner of the Bechtel Prize By Sam Swope A Tree Is As I walked through Central Park to the subway that September, already leaves were beginning to turn. I was excited by the project I had planned for my immigrant fifth graders. There were 36 of them, from more than 20 countries, and I’d…

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