Congratulations to Joe Seitz and Mindi Vogel for being published nationally in the English Journal (March 2016). Their article, Teaching Writers, Not Writing, shares reflections from the 2014 Spring Intensive - Polaris Writing Project.
"At Polaris K–12 School in Anchorage, Alaska, we are fortunate to have a schedule that involves intensives three times a year. An intensive is a two-to three-week class that spans the entire school day, much like the structure of the National Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute. In the spring of 2014, our co-taught intensive took the form of a writing class for tenth-and eleventh-grade students that we dubbed the “Polaris Writing Project” (PWP)...."
...By engaging in writing in this focused way, we were not teaching writing; we were teaching students to see themselves as writers. We observed many transformations
throughout the intensive. Students delved deeply and most found they had much to say."
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Another example of how Polaris teachers and students continue to exemplify our mission statement, striving for personal excellence and life-long learning. Well done!
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