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A 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.  Now updated monthly.
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Teachers as Writers Full Research Report

By Becky Swain, Head of Learning & Participation, Arvon We are delighted this month to be able to publish Teachers as Writers: A report for Arts Council England on the value of writers’ engagement with teachers to improve outcomes for all pupils. We hope you’ll be sufficiently curious to take a closer peek at the … Continue reading “Teachers as Writers Full Research Report”


Can writing be taught?

By Rebecca Coles, Research Associate, The Open University  It is one of the premises of The Craft of Writing project that in order to teach writing, we must know what writing is. We must understand what one needs to know, and be able to do, if one is to write. The project will bring professional … Continue reading “Can writing be taught?”


The Craft of Writing

By Professor Debra Myhill, Director of the Centre for Research in Writing, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean, University of Exeter Writing is a craft, a hefting of ideas, phrases, images into shape; a weaving of words into worlds.  And writers know this.  One of the striking aspects of the creative partnerships that writers forge with teachers … Continue reading “The Craft of Writing”


What do you know about your writers?

By Teresa Cremin, Professor of Literacy in Education, The Open University As the year begins, what do you know about your young writers? Indeed, what do they know about you as a writer – anything? Many teachers will want to add to information transferred from last year and assess their students’ writing, offering a range of activities … Continue reading “What do you know about your writers?”


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”


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