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My Beliefs About Teaching Before the National Writing Project (and How They Have Changed)

By: Susan Bennett
Publication: The Voice, Vol. 3, No. 2
Date: Summer 1998

Summary: Bennett discusses how her involvement with the writing project has changed her views about her profession, about teacher community and collegiality, about reflective practice, and about university-based learning.

 

Excerpt

I learned that teaching shouldn't be a lonely profession. Those who try to keep us "divided and conquered" are tyrants, not leaders. Those who insult us with "teacher-proof" materials know nothing about the acts of teaching or learning. The NWP ended my feelings of isolation as a teacher.

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