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A weekly blog about Teachers as Writers, a two-year research project offering teachers sustained opportunities to write and build co-mentoring relationships with professional writers in order to improve student outcomes.
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What if

By Nick Stimson, playwright, theatre director and Writer Co-Mentor on the Teachers as Writers project Whether it be writing a poem, composing a song or symphony, labouring at a novel or a play, painting a picture or making a sculpture, or participating as an active maker in any creative art form, we have but one … Continue reading “What if”


A fun place to write

By Alan Durant, author and Writer Co-Mentor on the Teachers as Writers project  I visit schools a lot as an author and I often ask the children if they have a special place they like to think and write at home. A few hands go up initially – “in my bedroom”, “under my bed”, “at … Continue reading “A fun place to write”


What really matters?

By Anthony Wilson, Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter I was on the phone to a writer friend the other week. In itself this is a rare occurrence: normally we communicate by email, text, and, what another writer friend calls the ‘quaint’ exchange of letters. In a year’s time we will be … Continue reading “What really matters?”


Your writing; your choice!

By Professor Debra Myhill, Director of the Centre for Research in Writing, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean, University of Exeter This past week I’ve been lucky enough to spend a week in Australia, meeting up with teachers and teacher educators who share my interest in writing and the teaching of writing. It is always refreshing to … Continue reading “Your writing; your choice!”


Anyone can be a poet

By Becky Swain, Head of Learning and Participation, Arvon  Last week one of the questions asked in Teresa Cremin’s blog was, ‘Can time be made to create a final anthology of collected works by your class – a tangible artefact that celebrates your collective success as writers?’ Whilst our Teachers as Writers research project focused … Continue reading “Anyone can be a poet”


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