Co-Editor: Jonathan Bush, Western Michigan University
Co-Editor: Erinn Bentley, Columbus State University
Co-Editor: Tammie Pierce, Harris County (GA) High School
Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education is a peer reviewed journal focusing on issues of writing teacher education – the development, education, and mentoring of prospective, new, and experienced teachers of writing at all levels. The journal draws from composition studies – writing program administrators, writing across-the-curriculum specialists, and other teaching mentors; English education – including voices from secondary and elementary teacher educators at both the graduate and undergraduate levels; and from teacher educators from K-12 settings -- including leaders and mentors in the National Writing Project and those in high school, middle school, and elementary school English leadership positions.

In addition to our normal publication cycle, we're excited to accept submissions for our special issue for Fall/Winter 2021: " We wish we were in Denver." This issue will include contributions from authors previously planning on presenting work at NCTE’s 2020 Annual Convention, but are now unable to present and share their work.

We do have a few caveats and requirements:

- Topics need to be English education-focused. T/W ‘s scope typically specifically tied to writing teacher education, but for this issue only, we’re OK with a broader perspective. ELA Teacher education – ELATE, NWP, ELA teacher leadership, secondary-university partnerships, etc. are all good with us – but generally not straight-up teaching pieces for K-12 or college audiences. If you’re wondering if you fit, send us a note and we can talk it through with you.

- Submissions need to be articles. We aren’t going to accept raw PPTs or other presentation-centric materials. The submission should look and read as an article or narrative. You’ll need to translate your oral/visual presentation into a written genre.

- They need to be from NCTE Presentations that didn’t make the cut. We’ll trust you on this. It’s OK if your work has shifted a bit from what you were going to present, but we ask that you stay within the spirit and scope of your cancelled presentation.

- They need to be relatively short. About 2000 words or so. We’d like to include as many voices as possible, We also encourage collaborative pieces from an entire panel, including articles that would include multiple voices and roundtables.

We figure that any idea approved for NCTE has already gone through a pretty rigorous review .We won’t treat them as peer-reviewed articles, although we will make some editing suggestions. In any case, we’ll take submissions until January 15, 2021

Current Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2 (2020)



Editors' Introduction
Tammie Pierce


Building Writing Identities: Integrating Explicit Strategies with Authentic Writing Experiences to Engage At-Promise Writers
Robert A. Griffin, Morris R. Council III, Tamra W. Ogletree, Jennifer K. Allen, and Bethany L. Scullin


What Writing Processes do Teacher Candidates Use? Findings from a Think-Aloud Protocol
Tracy Linderholm, Amanda Wall, Xiaomei Song, and Whitney Carter