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Becoming an Effective Writing Teacher


What challenges do we face as writing teachers as we endeavor to prepare our students to be effective writers in college and in their lives and careers after school? What concerns do you have about meeting those challenges? What information, skills, and attitudes do you need to develop to be an effective writing teacher?Usw what you gleaned from the dollwoing article ro further illuminate your insights. https://writerswhocare.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/writing-in-the-work-world/

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Prima Mandolfo
Prima Mandolfo
31 de mar. de 2022

As we dive into the world of teaching, most of us will feel sorta intimidated to get involved with taking what the children have before entering our class and adjusting it to prepare them for the future. Despite this, building up on preexisting skills is such an important aspect of our career.

From the conversation we had during Zoom, a lot of us worry and wonder about being the teacher who can handle and accommodate multiple student styles; let alone prepare them for beyond your classroom. As a 7th grade teacher, it might be hard to think beyond the box and know that your lessons will impact them for 12th grade and even beyond.

These thoughts may be too much, discourage,…

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Alexandria Perla
Alexandria Perla
30 de mar. de 2022

Some challenges that teachers face as they prepare their students to be effective writers are how to understand and accommodate to different learning styles, how to make sure that students meet the Common Core Standards that the state requires, and how to engage the students in order to make them interested in something they once had disliked. As a teacher there is a lot of pressure to ensure that students meet the curricular requirements, but this has to been done in a way that grasps the students attention and keeps them interested, which is where all the pressure comes from. I've had some English teachers who just weren't interested in their students and definitely weren't up for the challenge to…



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Nicole Bolbasis
Nicole Bolbasis
31 de mar. de 2022
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Alexandria,

I completely agree about the difficulty of having a chill and fun class that's also constructive and solid. Also, completely unrelated but I love the gifs you used lol.I feel like a lot of teachers take the easier route and teach in a way that is easy to measure and grade, instead of getting to know their students and teach them in a way that is fluid and beneficial to individual students. Great post :)

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Matthew Suarez
Matthew Suarez
30 de mar. de 2022

When it comes to teaching students to write effectively, challenges are going to be something that are ever-present. Some of these challenges may come in the amount of differentiation we may have to undergo with our lesson plans while other challenges may be in regard to classroom management. As for the challenges that I am particularly worried about, they are in regard to the amount of confidence that is required of a teacher. When creating a lesson plan, I often find myself struggling with consistently wanting to change what I have planned out in fear of it not being good enough. While I know that constantly ensuring that one's plans are strong is definitely a good thing, I am still…

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Prima Mandolfo
Prima Mandolfo
31 de mar. de 2022
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Matt, A lot of the time we do assignments in our classes that help research and construct papers in a school setting. But what about beyond a school setting? A teacher's job is to help us get adjusted to life beyond school. Whether that be the content area, the skills that are needed, etc. In any field a student chooses to pursue, writing will be valuable even in a very small way, like writing your boss an Email. It is important to remember there is a world of possibilities we have to get our students involved in writing.


What I really like about your post was this section: "The problem here is, unless they have been taught the proper etiquette and format tha…

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Emily Rosa-Figueiredo
Emily Rosa-Figueiredo
30 de mar. de 2022

Writing is a part of everyday life, and for students, it's a valuable tool that can help prepare them for both their academic and career endeavors. We need to know how to write, it's as simple as that. Whether it's simply to create a convincing job resume or it's being used within a field of study, writing is necessary and valuable for our future. However, it is so often that in school, writing is being striped down to singular and narrow-minded assessments that only serve in guiding a student to become a successful essay writer. Although that is a great quality to have, it is unrealistic for that to be the only writing format that we learn to excel at.…




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Hailey Fox
Hailey Fox
30 de mar. de 2022

I would imagine that teachers of writing often hit this wall of wanting to teach their students in ways which effectively prepare them for college and careers, however they are stuck needing to meet the strict requirements of the curriculum for the given year they teach. Although I won’t get to experience working around these expectations as a teacher myself, I have had plenty of amazing English teachers who were able to prepare me for college while still working with the required curriculum. I wouldn’t doubt that it was a difficult task, but I can confidently say they managed to make it work. Along with learning to use the curriculum as a way to better prepare students for the futu…


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Hello Hailey

I like the brutal honesty in your post. The way you admit to having the fear that you may not be 100% confidant in imparting the required knowledge towards your students is perhaps a concern that a lot of us share. It doesn't necessarily mean that we-- as educators-- aren't confidant in our teaching abilities, but rather, in what the most effective manner of transmitting education is. Education needs to be transferrable from inside the classroom to outside it, in the "real world". Like you pointed out, having the resources and skills to incorporate curriculum in a way that also teaches our students to work outside the classroom is something that all pre-service teachers must familiarize themselves with.

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