Spring / Summer 2011

Spring / Summer 2011

The second issue of the PhilWP Journal showcases how storytelling can help teachers sustain themselves and strengthen their practices. Some of the stories are from classrooms--classrooms in other languages, classrooms in other countries, and classrooms without walls. These stories demonstrate the power of reflecting on moments with students and colleagues. Others stories are from outside the traditional classroom--in West Texas, at a meeting with Colin Powell, or in the years after retirement. These stories too illustrate the power of words, of writing, and of sharing one's experiences as a way to make sense and find meaning.

Without Walls

by Andrea Gray

El Español y Yo

by Edward Levenson

Fikas and Gyomushils

by Luke Zeller

A Letter to Families

by Mattie Davis

Reflective Practice: Considering Community and Contemplating Learning

by Ted Domers

Meeting Colin Powell with My Kids

by Joan Asprakis

In Fear of the Absent Kiss

by Kathleen Murphey

Making the Most of Mitosis

by Trey Smith

Finding Norma Rae in West Texas

by Robert Rivera-Amezola

Reflection 2011

by Loretta Solomon

TIPS: Beyond the Classroom

by Annette Sample


by Tamara Anderson