Groups: Collaborative Inquiry and Reflection for
“Teachers’ Writing Groups offers a portrait of richly productive work . . . that we have not seen before. This collection, emerging from the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project (Georgia), provides an instructive view of a variety of ways in which NWP teacher consultants use writing to conduct, reflect on, and publish inquiries about the teaching of writing K-university.”
Patricia Lambert Stock, Ph.D.
Michigan State University
Past President, NCTE
Co-founder, Red Cedar Writing Group
“Inspiring! Readers will want to start their own writing groups after following these teachers on their journey to build unique ‘communities of practice’ that exist to support their development as writers and teachers.”
Shanti Bruce, Ph.D.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
“Accessible and easy to read, Teachers’ Writing Groups . . . illustrates multiple ways in which peer groups support changes in a contributor’s writing and/or teaching. The book collapses the political distances between K-12 teachers and university professors, illustrating the power of theory and research-based practice.”
Kathleen Dudden Rowlands, Ph.D.
California State University, Northridge
“This volume was written by and for teachers of all grade levels who are interested in using writing and collaborative learning to enhance their classroom practice. The contributors — members of several writing groups that emerged out of the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project in Kennesaw, Georgia — explain how they formed an intentional community of practice and describe the personal and professional growth that resulted. The final chapter considers the benefits of drawing upon institutional resources and involving the larger community of practice.”
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