As a former public high school teacher and writing center director, Pam (Farrell) Childers currently holds the Caldwell Chair of Composition at The McCallie School, an all-boys’ college preparatory school, where she directs the WAC-based writing center, team teaches an interdisciplinary science seminar, and teaches writing and independent study courses. She also teaches the Teaching of Writing in the graduate program at Lesley University and serves as an Executive Editor at The Clearing House, where she mentors professional educators at all academic levels. Her workshops, books and other publications have inspired educators around the world to examine their own institutions from new perspectives, to discover their own strengths, and to create visions to improve their own teaching and the engagement of their students.
View Pamela Childer's Resume/Vita, Publications and Workshops.
Level: 9-12High School Writing Centers Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Instruction (K–16) Portfolios in the Classroom; Portfolios for Assessment of Student Writing Creating and Assessing Writing Assignments Creative Writing Workshops Writing Curriculum Development (K-16) Writing and Technology Collaborative Learning and Team Teaching High School-College Collaborations AP Language and Composition Programs
Alternatives to Grading
The High School Writing Center: Establishing and Maintaining One
Workshops and Consulting
- Ensworth School (Nashville, TN)
- Boston University High School (MA)
- Harpeth Hall (TN)
- Fort Worth Country Day School (TX)
- Cheshire Academy (CT)
- Toledo Public Schools (Ohio)
- Collegiate Academy (VA)
- Mercersburg Academy (PA)
- The Bermuda School for Girls (Bermuda)
- Decatur High School (WA)
- Charlotte Country Day School (NC)
- South Brunswick School District (NJ)
- Casper College, University of Wyoming, and Casper Public Schools (WY)
- NJ State Department of Education–English Core Course Proficiencies Committee
Workshop Feedback and Pictures
These are the students Pamela discusses in the collaborative article "Independent Studies in Writing Based in The Writing Center." Now these young men are in colleges across the nation.
"[We are] eager for unbiased thoughts and opinions to help us offer an even stronger program." "[Pam's] comments were inspiring"
"The [background work] included researching Ensworth's website and curriculum, studying the programs of other schools, conducting a workshop with Ensworth's science teachers to determine their needs and interests, sitting in on classes, meeting with students, faculty and administrators individually, and touring facilities at both campuses. After analysis, [Pam] returned for a second visit to use what [she] had gained from the first encounter to help teachers refine their needs and goals for the coming year."