Reflection

As my students write their reflections about the journey we have taken this semester as humans, thinkers, and writers I offered up two poems and two questions to guide their process: Lessons by Vanessa Stauffer A Chant Of Mystics by Ameen Rihani As we contemplated Lessons we explored the lasting impact of the changes we…

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How do you see the world?

As my semester draws to a close my students are creating and hacking games inspired by the conversations and solutions they explored in their argument essays. I thought it best to support that work by returning the values that have inspired our writing and thinking all semester and to ask the simple question: how do…

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What do you want for your people?

As my students wrap up their work with formal argument essays, for the unit required by my institution, we focused on our writing jam on one simple question: what do you want for your people? My goal is for my students to consider an issue that is important to them, urgent in their community, and offers room for…

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What Is A Small Poem?

The Morehead Writing Project’s Small Poems, Great Writers project is drawing to a close with the end of National Poetry Month. This work began in February and March with three invitations inspired by the #WalkMyWorld Project and a What If project I created for my students in Fall 2021. The Small Poems, Great Writers project includes writers in the Morehead Writing…

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What Is Your Answer?

This invitation to write is the third of three created for the Morehead Writing Project’s Small Poems, Great Writers project. I thought National Poetry Month was the perfect time to share these invitations to write your own poetry. All three invitations were inspired by the #WalkMyWorld Project and a What If project I created for my students in Fall 2021. The…

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Write Your Soundtrack

This invitation to write is the second of three created for the Morehead Writing Project’s Small Poems, Great Writers project. I thought National Poetry Month was the perfect time to share these invitations to write your own poetry. All three invitations were inspired by the #WalkMyWorld Project and a What If project I created for my students in Fall 2021. The…

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Shadows

As I note in Conversations, my students are working on formal argument essays, for the unit required by my institution. However, as a National Writing Project teacher, I teach that argument is a conversation. My goal is for my students to consider an issue that is important to them, urgent in their community, and offers room for conversation.…

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Write Your Origin Story

This invitation to write is the first of three created for the Morehead Writing Project’s Small Poems, Great Writers project. I thought National Poetry Month was the perfect time to share these invitations to write your own poetry. All three invitations were inspired by the #WalkMyWorld Project and a What If project I created for…

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Conversations

As my students continue their exploration of possible formal argument topics, for the unit required by my institution, I continue to stress, as a National Writing Project teacher should, that argument is a conversation. My goal is for my students to consider an issue that is important to them, urgent in their community, and offers room for…

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Invitations

My students recently embarked on a formal argument unit (required by my institution) but as a National Writing Project teacher I teach my students to view argument as a conversation. My challenge to my students when selecting their topic for this unit is to consider an issue that is important to them, urgent in their…

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