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Becoming metacognitive thinkers about the ordinary practices of our lives sometimes challenges us. We walk on the path of our lives, doing, acting, saying, performing routines which almost become automatic. Teachers desire students to become active agents of their learning, taking responsibility for the learning they do in the classroom, and even more so out of the classroom. Teachers can model active engagement by spending time reflecting about their teaching practices and by continuing to be learners themselves.

Writing Across Emory is a conversation among peers, people who care that they do not merely become routine performers in a classroom. We cross the boundary from routine (that daily hard asphalt of reading, assigning, assessing) to examining our practices, our values, and the intersections with our students. We delight in strolling over the boardwalk to new shores, exploring the whys and hows of our teaching.

Writing is not just for English courses. Rather, writing is a necessary part of the work in every field. We can help you strengthen your teaching of discipline-specific forms of writing and discover innovative ways to use writing as a tool for learning.

We support teachers across Emory College in using writing as a pedagogical tool to

  • foster engaged learning in the classroom and in the community
  • sharpen critical thinking
  • teach students to communicate clearly within and across disciplines

Writing Across Emory aims to strengthen teaching with writing, as well as the teaching of writing.

Come walk with us in this conversation. We are always hoping for new voices and new ideas.

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