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The Bard College Institute for Writing and Thinking brings together secondary and college teachers of all disciplines to explore teaching methodologies, learn from each other, and rethink how writing fosters and shapes thinking. Through collaborative, hands-on, experiential workshops, teachers from across the curriculum consider what happens in the classroom when writing is both a record of completed thought and an exploratory process that supports teaching. The Institute’s experienced and committed faculty associates collaborate to create and teach challenging, engaging, and effective teacher workshops and conferences. The Institute aims to create a place where teachers and faculty renew themselves intellectually, imagine new teaching ideas, and envision classrooms in which writing becomes a catalyst for learning in all subjects.