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Are teachers writers?

By Professor Teresa Cremin, Professor of Education (Literacy), The Open University

Of course they are. In the time it has taken me to compose this blog many will have: commented on students’ work, written lesson objectives and plans, prepared PowerPoint resources, drafted reports, written personal and professional emails, text messages and Facebook entries, notes, lists, and Tweets, to mention but a few! Some may also have composed diary entries, blogs, lyrics, poetry, narrative or non-fiction, both alongside students in classrooms, or at home alone / in collaboration with others. As 21st century adults, teachers, like the young people with whom they work, write for numerous purposes and in multiple modes, using different materials and technologies. Continue reading “Are teachers writers?”