Tag: Teaching Shifts

  • Teaching writing vs. Assigning writing: How do we know the difference?

    Teaching writing vs. Assigning writing: How do we know the difference?

    In my early years of teaching, I was a writing teacher who was often (unknowingly) simply assigning writing. I assigned research papers, narratives, argument essays, poetry, analysis papers. Although I always worked with models and felt like I was clear in how to reach the end goal, I ran into the same frustrations: I never…