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Tune In: OWP Teachers and Coaches on the Airwaves and in Classrooms

October 06, 2020

Writing Project teachers are teaching from their virtual classrooms, preaching on the airwaves, and motivating writers in all spaces. Read a few recent highlights below!

Listen to an interview OWP coach, Mariela Tyler on BustED Pencils interview, about her Rethinking Schools article, I Hate the Pandemic, but I’m Grateful to Be Rid of Grades. (The interview begins at 22:02.)

Listen to an interview NPR’s podcast Short Wave with OWP coach, Gretchen Kraig-Turner, about her Rethinking Schools article Beyond Just a Cells Unit on Henrietta Lacks.

BIPOC teachers can join Jacqueline Fitzgerald, OWP Writing Coach and middle school teacher, for two-hour workshop beginning October 18th on Zoom. This Literary Arts class is open to writers of color at levels writing in poetry, fiction or nonfiction.

Ursula Wolfe-Rocca, OWP Writing Coach and Zinn Education Writer and Organizer, has written many fabulous articles. At this moment when classroom discussions focus on Black Lives Matter, Ursula has written Repair: Students Design a Reparations Bill. In this activity, students take on the role of activists-experts to improve upon a Congressional bill for reparations for Black people. They talk back to Congress’ flimsy legislation and design a more robust alternative.

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