As I began reading Yancy’s “Writing in the 21st Century”, I wondered if I might find a particular historical perception that failed me and tainted my enjoyment of writing. I didn’t.
I did, however, pause and reflect on how we might consider making the ever-changing curriculum best meet the needs of our students. Yes, we should consider successful past practice and incorporate them into our classrooms as we integrate more and more technology. It is also an opportune time to look at things that aren’t working. Are the “multiple models” of writing serving our kids well? With so many different things going on, are we allowing our kids or even ourselves to become well-phrased and practiced?