- Dec 2018
Teachers must honor and respect youth-led and youth-centered writing practices
I've been recently returning to descriptive processes and "looking" at student work (a la Carini) just to keep abreast of what youth are doing and creating today. It's always changing and I think we can support this honoring and respecting by spending time learning from the work itself. I also think it opens up the ideas that would support educators in creating the opportunities for students to write in multiple ways, for multiple purposes, etc.
Christina Puntel's piece on Looking with the Heart is one of my favorites that I return to/share time and time again: https://thecurrent.educatorinnovator.org/resource/looking-with-the-heart-celebrating-the-human-in-the-digital