As teachers, when it comes to writing, we can " choose between sentencing students to thoughtless mechanical operations and facilitating their ability to think." ( Syrene Forsman, " Writing to Learn Means Learning to Think " ). I find Forsman saying to speak volumes for the writing crisis in our schools. There are still teachers who teach writing as a mechanical process and probably some of us ,the digital immigrants ,were taught writing this way, but does this make it the right teaching strategy to use with your students ? Definitely not. John Dewy was unequivocal on this, for him " If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday we rob them of tomorrow".
Via Alastair Creelman