3 elements writing teachers need in their classrooms

12/5/2012 | Education Week Teacher

There are three concepts needed for an effective writing teacher: time, space and choice, asserts educator and author Barry Lane. In this blog post, Lane responds to a question about how to help students become better writers, suggesting that teachers should clear time in the day for students to write, create a physical space in the classroom for writing and give students the freedom to choose what they write about. "A writer who has space to express their own ideas and a teacher who listens is a big step along that path," Lane writes.

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