ERIC Number: EJ1001170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Professional Writing in the English Classroom: Are You a Writing Bully? Considerations for Teachers and Students
Bush, Jonathan, Ed.; Zuidema, Leah, Ed.
English Journal, v101 n6 p100-103 Jul 2012
The problem of teacher bullying via writing is all too common--and that in many cases, those doing the bullying are unaware of how their communications are being perceived. In this article, the authors call attention to writing decisions that may affect whether or not readers understand communications as bullying. Their goal is to raise awareness about the nuances of one's writing choices. Furthermore, the authors show how calling attention to these writing choices can be an effective teaching strategy. When they think aloud about such writing decisions with their students, teachers open the door to conversations about how they, too, can avoid bullying in their writing--whether their messages are composed as emails, Facebook posts, text messages, or other communications.
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Bullying, Writing Instruction, English Instruction, Writing (Composition), Writing Teachers
National Council of Teachers of English. 1111 West Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096. Tel: 877-369-6283; Tel: 217-328-3870; Web site: http://www.ncte.org/journals
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A