by Dean Namascle
"The students of NWP teachers write a lot. They write often and they write in a variety of forms and for many reasons. They write in short sprints and lengthy marathons. They write creative and pragmatic prose. They write poetry about math and arguments about literature. They use writing to inquire and to investigate and to think. They write. They write because we are helping them become writers and they become writers because our only formula for making writers is to make them write. That is why so many of the sessions at our conference were about writing in a variety of forms and finding inspiration for writing in a variety of ways from games to television to drawing to music. We make writing fun and challenging and exciting so our students protest only when we tell them it is time to put their writing journals away."
Via Deanna Mascle