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TBAWP Writes the Times

While above you can see the many things TBAWP does in the community, below is the heart of our organization: the writings of our teacher consultants.

What I Think Now

by Lisa Inserrainspired by Courtney Nickel’s demo-lesson My older sister Donna always got straight A’s. Each year at Miss Wright’s private grade school we had an awards ceremony where Miss Wright stood up on the stage and gave out awards.…

Measurements.

by Mari Aviles inspired by TBAWP’s 2020 Heritage Lunch There is no denying that food is important. It’s what we need to fuel our bodies and to survive. It’s what we use as an excuse to have conversation and invite people…

The Ant or the Ibis

by Mike Sherry The ant or the ibis knows its purpose. From insect to animal, most creatures spend all their days being true to themselvesOnly we humans hide our true nature (from others, and even from ourselves). So I apprentice myself…

Thrownness

by Lisa Inserrainspired by Mari Aviles’s mini-lesson I’m from blood on the doorstep and Thais the Mafia girlI’m from being called “dego” by micks. I’m from the first son and the second daughterI’m from bowling alleys to booksI’m from syringes,…

The Second Year It Creeps

by Samantha Beattyinspired by Patricia Tuzzolino’s demo-lesson (and Chris Van Allsburg’s Mysteries of Harris Burdick) Late one night, Clarissa got changed into her pajamas choosing a tank top as the summer heat was quite suffocating.  She snuggled into her twin…

Real Success

by Mari Aviles inspired by TBAWP 2020’s freewrite Success is achieving a goal you set, whether short or long term. Success is doing the thing you set your mind to even when it’s hard. Success comes with the whisper in your…

COVID Teaches Me

by Mike Sherryinspired by the Goat Rodeo Allstars COVID teaches me that I can grow passionfruit on my patioThat bluebirds will nest more than once if you give them a boxAnd that fresh-picked blueberries are even more deliciousWhen wrested from…