National Council of Teachers of English Logo
The Discipline of Writing

The Discipline of Writing - Previous Revision

Students. Textbooks. Lesson plans. Assignments. Tests. These were the concerns that occupied my fledgling career as an educator, a time characterized by constant mutability and excruciating self-doubt. In short, education was a problem, and all I needed to do was find the right solution. Pile on top of that the fact that I am trying to influence young minds in the discipline of writing and it’s no wonder that some of the most sincere and talented individuals leave the profession within the first three years.  Who would want to subject themselves to a lifetime of such uncertainty? Ten years on I’ve come to realize the value of that crucible and the changes it has created. Uncertainty has been transformed into patience. Problems have comfortably morphed into mysteries. I no longer see education. I see learning. I no longer see students. I see human beings. The greatest change of all, however, is that I’ve become something immutable—a teacher.

    Greg Palmerino
Mitchell College, New London, Connecticut, and
Manchester Community College, Manchester, Connecticut
Ten years of teaching

Related Resourses..

More Ways to Handle the Paper Load: On Paper and Online
Editor(s): Jeffrey N. Golub

 

This collection offers 23 articles on how English language arts teachers can deal with both the paper load and the electronic load, with suggestions grounded in sound teaching practices.
NCTE Consulting Network Author

 

 

 

Lesson Plans for Teaching Writing

Editor(s): Chris Jennings Dixon

 

Edited by Chris Jennings Dixon, this collection of lesson plans, grouped around popular categories such as Writing Process, Portfolios, and Writing on Demand, will help prepare high school and college students for college-level writing.
NCTE Consulting Network Author

Document and Site Resources

Share This On:

Page Tools:

Join NCTE Today

Related Search Terms

Copyright

Copyright © 1998-2014 National Council of Teachers of English. All rights reserved in all media.

1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801-1096 Phone: 217-328-3870 or 877-369-6283

Looking for information? Browse our FAQs, tour our sitemap and store sitemap, or contact NCTE

Read our Privacy Policy Statement and Links Policy. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use

Visit us on:
Facebook Twitter Linked In Pinterest Instagram