How teachers can use their own writing to inspire students

03/17/2011 | NYTimes.com

This New York Times blog post suggests a new twist on student-writing workshops, in which teachers share their own writing and allow students to critique it. The exercise, the post says, will inspire students in their writing. To begin, explain the "teacher as writer" workshop concept to students, and then ask students to read the piece and critique the work. The post offers several prompts to encourage student discussion, and also recommends that teachers share what the process was like with students.

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