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ERIC Number: ED429316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-7
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
The Writerly Teacher.
Doud, Robert E.
As a teacher it is important to write frequently and in many forms. A writing teacher finds things to write about in his teaching. The angle of intent is sometimes more important than the facts presented. The flow of writing is different than the flow of speaking. Speaking is more spontaneous where writing is more constructed. Writing can be a therapy and a recreation. A teacher who writes is always reflecting on his or her teaching. Writing helps oral communication, and oral communication provides experience for teachers to write about. Writing helps friendship; collegial relationships are much enriched if colleagues read and comment on each others writing. Writing can be a weapon, but write to build bridges and not to tear them down. In negative writing, get the facts straight and do not exaggerate. The greatest beneficiary of the writerly teacher is the student. A writer has power because a writer is feared. A downside to the writerly teacher is time consumption. (SC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A