Category: Write -a-Thons

Using Your Pain to Tell Your Story: When Students Teach Teachers


This week’s post is a slight detour from my month-long research and writing about chronic illness.  Next week will be the final installment on chronic illness. Even though Dina, the girl who always wore sleeves, has been a student in my class since September, I really meet her for the first time last week on a […]

The Power of a Conversation: A Recap of the 2017 Spring Write-a-Thon


Never underestimate the power of a little conversation. The Write-a-Thon grew its roots in 2015, during a little conversation between my school district’s (Robbinsville, New Jersey) Superintendent, Dr. Steven Mayer and myself. The crux of the conversation was, “How can we teach teenagers to see writing as an exercise in self-discovery and authenticity not just a […]

Write-a-Thon Recap


On May 17th, amidst the buzz of the approaching senior prom, WoFo sponsored a Write-a-Thon  at Robbinsville High School . The event attracted thirty-three 12th grade writers. Their mission–in two hours compose an original, personal story which recounts a time where their perspective of themselves or the world at large was challenged. For the contest […]

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