MAKING OUR PRACTICE PUBLIC

The Philadelphia Writing Project has a long tradition of taking our work public. Through a variety of media, we seek to share our inquiries, perspectives, and stories with a larger community. We believe the teacher’s voice must be included in decisions concerning the direction of our schools, and we invite you to read, listen, watch, and learn with us as we take our practice public.

PhilWP Authors

Shirley P. Brown

  • Gender in Urban Education: Strategies for Student Achievement (co-authored with Alice E. Ginsberg and Joan Poliner Shapiro)

Dr. George Cross III

  • Coolposing: Secrets of Black Male Leadership in America

Dr. Bob Fecho

  • “Is this English?”: Race, Language, and Culture in the Classroom
  • No Deposit, No Return: Enriching Literacy Teaching and Learning Through Critical Inquiry Pedagogy (co-authored with Eurydice Bouchereau Bauer, Michelle Commeyras, Sharon Dowling Cox, Bren Daniell, Ellen Elrick, Jill Hermann-Wilmarth, Elizabeth Hogan, Andrea Pintaone-Hernandez, Kathy Roulston, Amanda Siegel, Hope Vaughn Jennifer Aaron)
  • Cityscapes: Eight Views from the Urban Classroom (co-authored with Howard Banford, Myron Berkman, Carole Chin, Christine Cziko)

Teri Hines (Managing Director), Bruce Bowers & Vanessa Brown

Dr. Susan Lytle, Founding Director

  • Inquiry as Stance: Practitioner Research for the Next Generation (co-authored with Marilyn Cochran-Smith)
  • Inside/Outside: Teacher Research and Knowledge (co-authored with Marilyn Cochran-Smith)

Dr. Diane Waff, Director

  • On Teacher Inquiry:Approaches to Language and Literacy (co-authored with Dixie Goswami, Ceci Lewis, & Marty Rutherford)
  • Reconceptualizing the literacies in adolescents’ lives (co-edited with Donna Alvermann, Kathleen Hinchman, David Moore, Stephen Phelps)

Lynne Yermanock Strieb

  • Inviting Families into the Classroom: Learning from a Life in Teaching

PhilWP Authors (Chapters)

Shirley P. Brown

  • Lighting Fires (In Inside/Outside: Teacher Research and Knowledge, Eds. Marilyn Cochran-Smith & Susan L. Lytle)

Vanessa Brown

  • Human Agency, Social Action, and Classroom Practices (In Going Public with Our Teaching: An Anthology of Practice, Eds. Dilruba Ahmed, Thomas Hatch, Ann Lieberman, Deborah Faigenbaum, & Melissa Eiler White)

Judy Buchanan

  • Listening to the Voices (In Inside/Outside: Teacher Research and Knowledge Eds. Marilyn Cochran-Smith & Susan L. Lytle)

Deidre R. Farmbry

  • The Warriors, the Worrier, and the Word (In Inside/Outside: Teacher Research and Knowledge Eds. Marilyn Cochran-Smith & Susan L. Lytle)

Dr. Bob Fecho

  • Reading as a Teacher (In Inside/Outside: Teacher Research and Knowledge, Eds. Marilyn Cochran-Smith & Susan L. Lytle)

Mickey Harris

  • Looking Back: 20 Years of a Techer’s Journal (In Inside/Outside: Teacher Research and Knowledge, Eds. Marilyn Cochran-Smith & Susan L. Lytle)

Deborah Jumpp & Lynne Yermanock Strieb

  • Journals for Collaboration, Curriculum, and Assessment (In Inside/Outside: Teacher Research and Knowledge, Eds. Marilyn Cochran-Smith & Susan L. Lytle)

Rhoda Drucker Kanevsky

  • Descriptive Review of a Child: A Way of Knowing About Teaching and Learning (In Inside/Outside: Teacher Research and Knowledge, Eds. Marilyn Cochran-Smith & Susan L. Lytle)

Gillian Maimon

  • Practitioner Inquiry as Mediated Emotion (in Inquiry as Stance: Practitioner Research for the Next Generation, Eds. M. Cochran-Smith & S.L. Lytle)

Marsha Rosenzweig Pincus

  • Beyond “Wiggle Room”: Creating spaces for authentic learning in a twelfth-grade English class. (In Learning from the Student’s Perspective: A Sourcebook for Effective Teaching, Ed. Alison Cook-Sather)
  • Following the Paper Trail (In Inside/Outside: Teacher Research and Knowledge, Eds. Marilyn Cochran-Smith & Susan L. Lytle)
  • Learning from Laramie: Urban High School Students Read, Research, and Reenact The Laramie Project (In Going Public with Our Teaching: An Anthology of Practice, Eds. Dilruba Ahmed, Thomas Hatch, Ann Lieberman, Deborah Faigenbaum, & Melissa Eiler White)

Dr. Diane Waff

  • An Insider Voice: Leading as a teacher (in Inquiry as Stance: Practitioner Research for the Next Generation, Eds. M. Cochran-Smith & S.L. Lytle)

Lynne Yermanock Strieb

  • Visiting and Revisiting the Trees (In Inside/Outside: Teacher Research and Knowledge, Eds. Marilyn Cochran-Smith & Susan L. Lytle)

Websites Featuring our Work

Vanessa Brown

Amelia Coleman

Mattie Davis

Gillian Maimon

Marsha Rosenzweig Pincus

Dr. Diane Waff & Suzann Ordile

PhilWP on YouTube

With help from the GSE Video Lab, we are able to publish videos that showcase work done by students and teachers.

In honor of Women’s History Month, PhilWP invited girl winners from the 2011 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards to take the stage and share their writing along Tina Wells, author of the Mackenzie Blue series and Shrim Yim Bridges, author of The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses. We hope you will enjoy the poetry, essays and story shorts from our local writers.

As a kickoff celebration for the 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Contest, PhilWP, along with PAEP, hosted an event at the Penn Museum. This event featured student readers from several Philadelphia public schools as well as professional writer, Elijah Pringle, III. You can watch excerpts from our 2011 kickoff at the Moonstone Center here.