you're reading...
Leadership and Activism

The NWP is a great hope for human growth

The Coöp thanks Tim Buchanan for this #blog4nwp guest post.

I just spent a week in Mexico. I read curriculum whenever reading time popped up. Thanks to the National Writing Project (NWP) and a study group of Teacher Consultants (TC) I was into a fascinating book, Hidden Gems, which steers us towards a new focus for engaging students in authentic writing. It is just one of the changes in my life brought about by my participation in a Summer Institute with the Great Valley Writing Project. My life, my career, and my personal satisfaction have blossomed since then. I now am more involved in the profession. I hang frequently with other teachers motivated to be more successful and to share new research and understanding.

The school where I teach has undergone significant change since I brought Day of the Writer and lessons for fellow faculty members on how to begin enacting writing across the curriculum to the campus two years ago. The students are simply writing more and enjoying it more. The focus to make writing an art form is still in its infancy, but with the professional support and collaborative actions of TCs and the NWP change is being created.

Nothing I have been involved in over the past twenty years has been as enjoyable and promising. NWP is a great hope for human growth and experience, in school and beyond.

We must continue to focus on writing and democratic growth in the classroom, National Writing Project is doing that.

About these ads

About coopcatalyst

A dedicated group of individual thinkers, committed to personal refinement and reflection to bring forth meaningful and timely education in

Discussion

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Pingback: The #blog4nwp archive « Cooperative Catalyst - March 31, 2011

Join the Conversation

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,084 other followers

%d bloggers like this: