- Here is a great article on high school writing. The focus on self expression versus impressing others is key - and provides a point of view many of us will value.
High-school English teacher Rick Cannon pushes his students to express themselves through writing and not just to impress others, columnist Jay Mathews writes in this blog post. Cannon turned one struggling student into a writer, who now teaches the craft. "Writing is a solitary, late night, early morning sort of thing," Cannon instructs in his first handout to his 11th-grade students. "Unless you're a literary genius -- a Shakespeare or a Crane -- it's never a one-shot deal, always revision, revision, revision, over time." The Washington Post/Class Struggle blog (8/26)