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Never Forget To Feed The Writer

Never Forget To Feed The Writer

Written by Deanna Mascle
May 18, 2013

I am wrapping up a pretty awesome semester as a college writing teacher and a terrific year as the director of a National Writing Project site. Yesterday as I sat in a computer lab watching my Peer Writers lead sessions for our Super Saturday Writing Camp in between stints of reading my students’ blog posts, I heard one of our NWP teachers comment how refreshing it was to spend the day watching kids just having fun with writing. Then I opened my email and read with a sinking heart a note from a parent about why her daughter, who had eagerly planned to attend our writing camp, had opted to stay home and prepare for the standardized tests scheduled for the following week because there was so much emphasis on testing at her school.

Read the full post “Never Forget To Feed The Writer” on my Metawriting blog