The Editorial We: Pushing Our Limits
Michael T. Moore
A Thousand Writers Writing: Seeking Change through the Radical Practice of Writing as a Way of Being
Robert P. Yagelski
In this frankly utopian essay, Robert Yagelski’s theme is the transformative power of writing as an act in and of itself. He makes us reevaluate our motivation and point for teaching writing in schools and asks us to consider an agenda that will quite frankly scare teachers as he explains why we need an ontology of writing.
“There is one story worth telling”: An Essay for James Britton and Nancy Martin
John S. Lofty
John Lofty’s presentation of found taped interviews from 1992 with James Britton and Nancy Martin add deepened perspective to Britton’s and Martin’s contributions to NCTE. These contributions reflect the enduring concepts and legacies of two world-renowned educators.
Priest, Prostitute, Plumber? The Construction of Teachers as Saints
Catherine Carter reminds us that “metaphor is not a decorative adornment to language, but a central mode of thought, both reflecting and affecting concepts of the world and actions in it” as she examines the metaphors that construct teaching and both reflect and perpetuate the conflicted nature of the work.
Addressing the Needs of English Language Learners in an English Education Methods Course
Luciana C. de Oliveira and Melanie Shoffner
Firmly anchored in methods course construction, Luciana de Oliveira and Melanie Shoffner’s article is a starting point in the discussion of better preparing English teachers to help diverse learners. It offers both practical considerations and implications for needed research.
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