NWP Radio is a program provided by the National Writing Project as an education resource on a broad range of topics for educators in and out of school.
The Write Time with Author Lamar Giles and Educator Kearstin Jacobs
In this episode of The Write Time we visit with award-winning author Lamar Giles (https://www.lamargiles.com/) and middle-school educator Kearstin Jacobs. Lamar writes for teens and adults across multiple genres, with work appearing on many "Best Of" lists every year. He is the author of the acclaimed novels Fake ID, Endangered, Overturned, Spin, The Last Last-Day-of-Summer, Not So Pure and Simple, and The Last Mirror on the Left as well as numerous pieces of short fiction. He is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books (https://diversebooks.org/) and resides in Virginia with his wife.
Student Arguments as Mentor Texts: Four Teachers Discuss Using Essays from the New York Times Learning Network Editorial Contest
In the second of two NWP CoLabs with Katherine Schulten of the New York Times Learning Network, four fabulous National Writing Project teachers discuss how their students responded to the editorial contest-winning argument essays. The arguments are from Student Voice (https://bookshop.org/a/17775/9780393714302), a new collection of student writing published by Norton and edited by Schulten. This show is a treasure chest of compelling and relevant student writing and discussion from inspiring teachers.
* Katherine Schulten
* TaSharra Hilson, Red Mountain Writing Project
* Shawni McBride, Northern California Writing Project
* Dylan Williams, South Mississippi Writing Project
* Dawn Viles, Louisville Writing Project
Student Argument Writing from the New York Times Learning Network
Celebrate powerful student argument writing in this NWP Radio CoLab featuring contest-winning student arguments. Katherine Schulten—a former a high school English teacher, New York City Writing Project teacher-leader, and the editor of the New York Times Learning Network (https://www.nytimes.com/section/learning)— collected one hundred essays that were winners or runners up in the New York Times Learning Network’s argument writing contest. They are published in Student Voice. Katherine talks with Tom Fox about her work at the New York Times Learning Network, the origins of the essays, and how they were selected for the book. Best of all, she reads selections that show students’ passion, reason, and style.This CoLab is the first of a two-part series. The second CoLab features Katherine talking with four NWP teachers.
The Write Time with Author Candace Fleming and Educator Megan Rodney
Candace Fleming (https://candacefleming.com) awarded herself the Newbery Medal in fifth grade after scraping the gold sticker off the class copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond and pasting it onto her first novel—a ten-page, ten-chapter mystery called Who Done It? She’s been collecting awards (her own, not Elizabeth George Speare’s) ever since.
Today, Candace is the versatile and acclaimed author of more than forty books for children and young adults, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize honored The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of the Russian Empire; Boston Globe/Horn Book Award-winning biography, The Lincolns; the bestselling picture book, Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!; the Sibert-Award-winning Giant Squid; and the beloved Boxes for Katje. She contributed the chapter on Katharine of Aragon to Fatal Throne.
Candace is interviewed by Ohio Writing Project (OWP) teacher-leader Megan Rodney (https://twitter.com/megan_rodney). Megan is a former second- and third-grade teacher, and is currently the Elementary PD Lead with OWP.
Introducing Two New Native Anthologies: The Diné Reader and Wet
NWP leader Michael Thompson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-thompson-1a939a13) and his wife Tina Deschenie (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tina-deschenie-43977411) join us on NWP Radio to share two new anthologies they’ve contributed to this year. Join us for an intimate conversation and powerful poetry.
* The Diné Reader: An Anthology of Navajo (https://bookshop.org/a/17775/9780816540990)
* Wet (available in November through the Montezuma Food Coalition (https://www.montezumafoodcoalition.org) and Sharehouse Press)
How We Invest: Connecting Pensions and Thriving Schools
On this episode we will talk about why and how working educators should take a more active role in thinking about retirement funding. Listen in to a conversation about the relationship between underfunded pensions and school quality and climate. And learn about resources available if you want to learn more or get involved in the conversation in your school or district.
* Equable.org (https://equable.org)
Teacher Retirement U (https://teacherretirementu.org/)
Equable is a bipartisan nonprofit organization that works to facilitate retirement plan sustainability and income security throughout the country. Through rigorous research and analysis, Equable unlocks creative solutions to tough retirement plan problems.
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