Teachers Ralph A. Córdova, Karen Smith, and Christine Sanchez discuss how doing so helps instill excitement in students. Sanchez shares an entry from her writing journal about her mom.
Isoke Titilayo Nia of All Write Literary Consultants uses a plumbing analogy to emphasize the importance of teachers writing. Teacher Cristina Tijerina says writing practice helps her relate to her students’ struggles. Latosha Rowley uses a story about her fussy baby to teach a lesson on poetry.
Rowley cops to initially being uneasy with feedback from her students, but she says the process helped her grow. Teachers who feel uncomfortable about their writing can be the best mentors for children who share those insecurities. Silvia Edgerton teaches a lesson on writing nonfiction.
Credits: Teacher As Writer
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This program shows third-grade teacher Latosha Rowley sharing her writing with her students and reflecting on the experience as a writer and as a teacher. It also includes several vignettes featuring other teachers who build community in their classrooms through modeling and sharing their own writing.
Length: 29 minutes
Copyright date: ©2007
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