Art of Teaching Writing

Articles, essays, editorials, and meditations on T&W’s mission, “educating the imagination.”
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Collaborative Students, Collaborative Teachers

by Ethan Victor At Bronx Park Middle School (BPMS) in the East Bronx, students are encouraged to communicate and be creative. Aided by teaching artists and using exploratory and alternative styles of thinking and lesson plans to support writing with imagery and vision, students are pushed toward developing writing skills. This emphasis directly follows Bronx…

Better Advocacy for Undocumented Students

Bridging Borders with Words: Writing with Immigrant and Refugee Students In this sixth piece in our series on working with immigrant and refugee writers, Jan-Henry Gray draws on his own experience as an undocumented student to offer advice to educators. Related content includes One Day You Will Be One of the Happier: The Voices and…

Poems without Borders: Writing To Bear Witness

Bridging Borders with Words: Writing with Immigrant and Refugee Students This article is part of a series in Teachers & Writers Magazine on working with immigrant and refugee writers. Other pieces includeSusan Karwoska’s interviews with and poems written by high school students recently arrived in the US, Sarah Dohrmann’s poetry lesson plans for engaging immigrant…

English Language Artists

by Sally Ventura This essay is adapted from Sally Ventura’s keynote speech at the 2018 New York State English Council Conference. One day, a student in one of my English 11 classes arrived just a minute or two after the bell. I was standing at my podium, reviewing the day’s plans in the way that…

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