Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Professors Jennifer Sanders and Rebecca L. Damron outline steps for establishing a student-led peer tutoring writing center, important questions to make sure your center fits your local context, and tips for sustaining a center through teacher fatigue and district-level change.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Friday, September 01, 2017
The Marginal Syllabus was created during the 2016-17 school year to convene and sustain conversations with educators about issues of equity in teaching, learning, and education. The Marginal Syllabus embraces an intentional double entendre; partnering with authors whose writing may be considered marginal—or contrary to—dominant education norms, and online conversations with authors occur in the margins of their texts using web annotation.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Assessing Writing, Teaching Writers, by Mary Ann Smith and Sherry Swain, introduces the Analytic Writing Continuum (AWC), a writing rubric/assessment tool developed over time by researchers and educators, which has long been the centerpiece of National Writing Project scoring conferences. In this introductory chapter, they highlight the decisions that went into its creation, and emphasize its potential to create a common language for teachers and students to use for discussing and improving writing.