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Sep 05 2015

3 reasons why you should practice metateaching

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I named my blog Metawriting for a reason. One of the foundational principles of my theory of teaching writing (or fostering writers as I prefer to think of it) is that in order to improve writing we need to think about writing and talk about writing – our writing as well as the writing of others. This is one of the reasons why creating a community of writers is so central to my classroom practice. My fascination with metawriting emerged from my quest to understand learning transfer – when and how are students able to transfer knowledge and skills learned in one setting (or class) to another. As a result, during my evolutionary journey as an educator I also became a metateacher and this week’s blog post will offer three reasons why you should become a metateacher too.

Read the full "3 reasons why you should practice metateaching" post on my Metawriting blog at: http://metawriting.deannamascle.com/3-reasons-why-you-should-practice-metateaching/

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