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Institute for Writing and Thinking Tote Bags!

Institute for Writing and Thinking Tote Bags!
Natural Cotton Tote Bag with Red Embroidery, $10

Writing-Based Teaching

Writing-Based Teaching
Written by the team at Bard College’s Institute for Writing and Thinking, this book is designed to provide practical guidance regarding the challenges and potential of writing-based teaching, and suggestions for how to adapt the practices to particular classroom situations. The contributors share candid, first-hand accounts of what it is like to make writing central to teaching in secondary schools and colleges. As teachers of literature, composition, poetry, mathematics, anthropology, and education, they offer philosophical and theoretical reflections, practical guidance, and personal stories about how to help students become better, more-fluent writers, close readers, and reflective thinkers. This book will be of interest to writing center directors, for what it says about how to do collaborative learning and revision and seeing writing as a way to build community, and to writing teachers for how it demystifies freewriting, focused freewriting, and dialectical notebooks.

“Any individual, program, or institution seriously interested in understanding and practicing the writing process would benefit from using this text.” — Alison Cook-Sather, author of Education is Translation: A Metaphor for Change in Learning and Teaching

Paperback text: $20