Teachers As Writers
#MichED Chat 3/23/16 with Troy Hicks and Janet Neyer
Follow the moderators @hickstro and @JanetNeyer for the discussion.
"To be a teacher-writer is different than being a teacher or being a writer. It is to be one who both engages a process of composing and one who engages others in doing so. It is both to guide students and to work alongside them. It is to claim a vision of writing as something more than the mere transfer of information or as the mere completion of a formula. To be a teacher-writer is to raise your voice and let your writing be as powerful as it can be." ~Anne Elrod Whitney
Q2: What spurred your interest in becoming a teacher-writer or in learning more?
Q3: How can being a teacher-writer impact the teaching of writing in a classroom or school?
Q4: If you are a teacher-writer currently, what do you write about and how do you share?
Q4A: If you are interested in becoming a teacher-writer, what would you like to write and how do
you envision sharing?
Q5: In what ways do you share your writing with students, either as an example of your process or as a mentor text?
Q6: Given we work a full-time job as teachers, how can a teacher-writer make the time to write?
Q7: What is the best advice or resource for teacher-writers?