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Workshop 2: Making Writing Meaningful

Allen Teng's Reflections

Allen Teng  

Tapping into students' interests

"I think as a teacher you're trying to tap into something that's a part of them."

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Is writing meaningful to students?

"You know, sometimes I think it's good for me to take a step back and say, well, would I want to do this assignment?"

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Knowing your students' interests

"I think as educators we need to let them educate us."

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Rappers as writers

"Maybe just my students in particular, but it's like a universal thing..."

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More about engaging students

"It takes more energy to be in line with their interests"

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Building on what students already know

"I don't think our job is an entertainer..."

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