(EBOOK/EPUB) Why They Cant Write by John Warner


  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • Why They Cant Write
  • John Warner
  • en
  • 05 April 2018
  • 9781421427102

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    Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ John Warner John Warner ↠ 2 Review (EBOOK/EPUB) Why They Cant Write by John Warner As someone who teaches in a writing intensive discipline at the college level and who has taught writing seminars in the past I found myself nodding along with so much of what John Warner has to say here The billions that have been pumped into standardised testing private charter schools ed tech etc over the past thirty years or so haven't just been wasted—they've caused actual harm In this we are in absolut

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) Why They Cant Write by John Warner John Warner takes the whole Why can't kids write these days and answers it thoroughly and convincingly We're teac

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) Why They Cant Write by John Warner Because of the title I went into the book expecting Warner to dig into the 5 paragraph essay and to provide a series of recommendations for other ways to teach writing He does but his interests and his critiue are much broader than the title suggestsInstead Warner tackles the educational system and identifies numerous systemic problems of

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) Why They Cant Write by John Warner In Why They Can’t Write veteran college writing instructor John Warner thoughtfully explains how the educational trend toward an accountability culture in high schools narrows students’ thinking abilities and affects their fluency in developing depth and voice in writing With humor and insight Warner examines current writing pedagogy and then ranges beyond English classrooms to discuss other ways students are cheated by short sighted

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) Why They Cant Write by John Warner John Warner ↠ 2 Review Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ John Warner I digested most of this book on a cross country flight moving from chapter to chapter nodding my head in agreement John Warner has written a book that will resonate with many veteran teachers whether of college or secondary composition especial

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    Summary Why They Cant Write Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ John Warner John Warner ↠ 2 Review Yep I was nodding in agreement with each turn of the page I think Warner and I only deviate in opinion in one area school 8 years ago when my

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) Why They Cant Write by John Warner I wish I could award fractions of starsI would give this 3 12 or even 3 34 but I cannot give it a 4 While I agreed with the vast majority of the text minus the PB J assignment and telling education majors you feel sorry for them this book was not as solutions oriented as advertised I know there is a problem with standardized testing driving writing instruction So now what do I do about it? About 10% of the book offered

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) Why They Cant Write by John Warner It isn't often that you read a professional book that makes you laugh out loud and has you shaking your head in agreement so often that it's awkward I wish my middle school and high school teachers had read this bookI wish I had rea

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) Why They Cant Write by John Warner I picked up John Warner’s book Why They Can’t Write curious to see the shape of writing on the collegiate level Truth be told as a high school English teacher I was also seeking affirmation in lieu of naysayers The five paragraph formula was jettisoned from my classroom many years ago because I began feeling

  10. says: (EBOOK/EPUB) Why They Cant Write by John Warner

    (EBOOK/EPUB) Why They Cant Write by John Warner This book tackles a lot than teaching writing but at its heart is the call for teachers to do what research has taught us about guiding student writers I cannot wait to discuss it with teachers

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Why They Cant Write

Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ John Warner Why They Cant Write Read ↠ 102 John Warner ↠ 2 Review Ation assessments and accountability We have done no Warner argues than conditioned students to perform writing related simulations which pass temporary muster but do little to help students develop their writing abilities This style of teaching has made students passive and disengaged Worse yet it hasn't prepared them for writing in the college classroom Rather than making choices and thinking critically as writers must undergraduates simply follo. I digested most of this book on a cross country flight moving from chapter to chapter nodding my head in agreement John Warner has written a book that will resonate with many veteran teachers whether of college or secondary composition especially those of National Writing Project experience There isn t much that is revolutionary here most of his thinking has been arrived at by other thinkers But that is also part of his argument we already know how to teach writing but educational institutions insist on pursuing shortcuts that serve efficiency not students or teachers Part of his diagnosis that I found helpful is entitled The Problem of Precarity Teaching writing is a time intensive labor intensive apprenticeship As I look around at colleagues who are divorcing in treatment for mental health issues and struggling with second jobs I appreciated Warner s framing of Susan Schorn s ideas around Teaching in Thin Air Professionals throw ourselves onto the Sisyphean challenges of our work often at great psychic and personal cost without the power to change the circumstances under which this labor takes place We can not do our best work while so obviously over burdened and under compensatedFor a general audience or for teachers new to the profession this is a single volume that is reasonably well sourced and eminently uotable Use this to build or shore up your writing instruction philosophy For practical how to do ideas there are many other sources see Write Beside Them Risk Voice and Clarity in High School Writing and 180 Days Two Teachers and the uest to Engage and Empower Adolescents to start with

Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ John Warner

Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ John Warner Why They Cant Write Read ↠ 102 John Warner ↠ 2 Review W the rules such as the five paragraph essay designed to help them pass these high stakes assessmentsIn Why They Can't Write Warner has crafted both a diagnosis for what ails us and a blueprint for fixing a broken system Combining current knowledge of what works in teaching and learning with the most enduring philosophies of classical education this book challenges readers to develop the skills attitudes knowledge and habits of mind of strong write. I wish I could award fractions of starsI would give this 3 12 or even 3 34 but I cannot give it a 4 While I agreed with the vast majority of the text minus the PB J assignment and telling education majors you feel sorry for them this book was not as solutions oriented as advertised I know there is a problem with standardized testing driving writing instruction So now what do I do about it About 10% of the book offered solutions and I did take a few things directly back to my classroom The bottom line no matter how poorly they are compensated teaching in a public high school and teaching freshman comp are two very different beasts I will gladly read the seuel that really answers the Now What uestion I am still left asking

Summary Why They Cant Write

Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ John Warner Why They Cant Write Read ↠ 102 John Warner ↠ 2 Review There seems to be widespread agreement that when it comes to the writing skills of college students we are in the midst of a crisis In Why They Can't Write John Warner who taught writing at the college level for two decades argues that the problem isn't caused by a lack of rigor or smartphones or some generational character defect Instead he asserts we're teaching writing wrongWarner blames this on decades of educational reform rooted in standardiz. John Warner takes the whole Why can t kids write these days and answers it thoroughly and convincingly We re teaching them to write badly he argues and we need to stop doing that We is of course than just that mean sopho English teacher you had who hated you and made you feel bad about Prom It s than one school even It s a system that crushes individuality and thought in the name of conformity and nice sounding phrases like college and career ready among other things It s a system loaded with folklore about grading assignments and the way kids learn that has absolutely nothing to do with the way kids learn It s gobbling students alive and it s destroying teacher autonomy as well It s a handy scapegoat for politicians and wonks in think tanks tasked with dreaming up explanations of kids these days when really what they want the system to do is to produce drones for future employment all while they bilk the country dry Warner walks through the paradigms of school and today s writing courses that do considerable damage His prose is readable and engaging but also sourced and informational many of his observations will strike veteran educators and citizens who have been following all this as old news but he still manages to make it urgent and timely The book closes with several observations about how he s managed to move past the onerous conditions of a college with a predictably ill funded first year composition program and concludes with a measured plea for further thought and study Teaching and learning is complicated context dependent and incredibly variable from one situation to another he remindstells us We have misplaced our faith in fads that promise solutions because to contemplate a world without solutions is too difficult to confront We have attempted to systematize things like learning that are not systematic We have neglected the human capital the people who engage in the actual work of teaching The evidence is overwhelming that we have been wrong in the way we teach students to write and think but we shouldn t fall prey to thinking a simple course correction will lead to a solution That mentality is what got us into this situation in the first place So as usual the first step towards fixing the problem is understanding the problem That means making this book widely available not just to teachers who will be understandably cheered and vexed at the airing of views they ll see as strikingly obvious but to administrators politicians members of the community journalists and anyone else with skin in the game meaning everyone Warner joins a chorus of voices like Mike Rose Mark Edmundson Paulo Freire and Martha Nussbaum calling for a process based approach to education that celebrates thought and achievement over standardization and arbitrary top down yardsticks The real work as usual will be in the dissemination of these views and the slow agonizing march towards improvement Let s get to it