Writing Toward Justice 2011-12

This group will use writing as a process to construct meaning in our classrooms and to further our understanding of equity and justice in our own practice and in our schools.  Most meetings will include time for quiet writing and sharing the work from participants.  Through our own work as writers, we develop a greater sense of how to support our students as authors themselves and we will set aside time to talk about how our own writing, revision, and sharing can shape our practice with students.  As educators, how do we help create authors rather than (or in addition to?) manufacturers of perfect paragraphs and five paragraph essays?  Participants will finish one professional piece of writing during this study group. Dinner will be provided.

Facilitated by TR Amsler, English teacher at June Jordan School for Equity and Ricardo Tavarez, English teacher at Raoul Wallenberg High School.

  1. Must commit to attending all sessions.  Attendance is essential to maintain community and momentum for the group. Please Respect all our time.
  2. This study group is open to teachers and educators with a connection to a class or youth group.
  3. This group is open to 12 individuals.
  4.  Commit to finishing one professional piece of writing.
All meetings on Thursdays:

  • 11/3 Launch Date
  • 11/10
  • 12/1
  • 12/15
  • 1/5
  • 1/26
  • 2/9
  • 2/23
  • 3/8
  • TBA