ERIC Number: EJ826096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Reference Count: 0
How Has Your Own Work as a Writer Helped You as an English Teacher?
Dobson, Meaghan Hanrahan; Gillespie, Joanne S.; Fogle, Andy
English Journal, v98 n3 p22-23 Jan 2009
Three English teachers share their ideas on how their work as a writer helped them as a teacher. One teacher has found that the desire for meaningful response to her own writing has led her to evaluate her students similarly. A second teacher discusses how personal experience translates into teaching how to convey rejection in a useful and tactful manner. The third teacher writes that her status as a poet and book critic has led to an assortment of classroom experiences, giving her confidence to challenge and extend notions of what student writing is allowed to be and do.
Descriptors: English Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Writing (Composition), Authors, Student Evaluation, Writing Evaluation, Writing Instruction, Reflective Teaching, Poets, Criticism, Teaching Methods, English Instruction
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