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Friday, November 18, 2005

Women Who Changed the World

I read the post on our fear (or maybe it's dread) of researching, and I thought of the woman I consider my "research mother," Janet Emig. When I read THE COMPOSING PROCESSES OF TWELFTH GRADERS, I remember just leaning back in my chair and thinking, "Wow!" Talk to kids about their experiences as writers. Take careful notes. Read their papers. Read their papers again. Take notes on your reading of their papers. Talk to them again. Take notes as you talk to them. Study your notes. Think hard. Learn...to be a better teacher. Today, the recipient of one of CEE's awards stood up and explained in detail how Janet Emig's work had influenced her own. Janet Emig. What a woman!


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