Teachers as Writers


I was honoured to be interviewed over at ACER’s Teacher Mag this week (Australian Council for Educational Research) about the online reading and writing spaces I share with my extension literacy students. Here are a few snippets from the article…

Students are also given the opportunity to critique their teacher’s work.

‘It’s only fair that if I contribute writing, I should also accept feedback,’ says Oehlman. ‘Giving my students permission to critique my work is another way I prove to them that we are learners together. It also provides a rare opportunity for me to show them what accepting constructive criticism looks like.’

Jump over to the article here if you’re interested in reading the full interview. I’d love to hear from any other brave educators who write in front of their students, or who participate in shared writing and critiquing of written work alongside students.

For further reading on teachers as writers, I highly recommended PETAA Paper 194 available via Primary English Teaching Association Australia.

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