If you haven't heard Jess Green's 'Dear Mr Gove', click here. It may be a good use of 5 minutes.
There have been over 30,000 hits to the You Tube site which Jess published 6 days ago - and in the last 24 hours, two separate people have emailed me about her video.
There is no need to feel disempowered, isolated or helpless. The answer is literally in your hands. Writing with others will make you feel better and become stronger. Don't take my word for it, read what teachers say about the difference NWP has made to them - or listen to the following:
If you haven't heard why NWP is important to you as a teacher of writing, click here.
If you haven't heard NWP teachers explain why they write, click here.
If you haven't heard Brianna Hoseay read 'Power poetry - why I write', click here.
Are you being the teacher you want to be? Do you feel trusted by your administrators? Do you sense a widening gap between schooling and learning? Whatever your answer, it is important not to join 'the society of the silent'.
Join an NWP group or start one yourself and find out the benefits it brings. You will be supported - and it's completely free.
Or come to the next LATE/NWP conference at Goldsmiths, on Saturday 10th of May, and learn more about NWP. It's FREE! - just click here to book your place.
Or contact me via the comment box below.
Oh, and by the way, Happy Easter!
NWP outreach director