Queer Foundation Teachers' Writing Website
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Teachers' Pink Ink 2017
The QF's Program for Teachers' Writing
To participate in Teachers' Pink Ink 2017, upload your writing any time during calendar year 2017.
Sorry, no prizes for participating. Your reward: that good feeling from having shared your best work with visitors to the Queer Foundation Teachers' Writing website.
Instructions for Uploading Your Best Work
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To promote effective writing, Queer Foundation invites teachers to publish their writing on the Queer Foundation Teachers' Writing website.
The theme of the Queer Foundation Teachers' Writing website is pink ink ("We write not only about different things; we also write differently"—Brecht).
The following approaches are suggestions only. Be creative.
We're Here and We're Queer: Count Us In!
Living Healthy Lives as Queer Teachers
Queers in All Parts of the Globe
Getting Smart: The View from the Classroom
Rules for Participation
You must affirm that you are a classroom teacher (as of the date you upload your piece).
In addition you must affirm that the piece you upload has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
Any piece uploaded becomes the property of Queer Foundation.
The piece you upload should be 3–5 pages long, 10 pages max.
Visitors to the Queer Foundation Teachers' Writing website will appreciate your writing for its
- originality (i.e., do you present a unique perspective?)
- accuracy (i.e., is your information credible? are names, events, places, titles, etc., correct?)
- objectivity (i.e., do you provide insight on contemporary society?)
- effectiveness (i.e., is your piece realistic and convincing?)
- motivation (i.e., do you make it clear why your topic is important?)
- usage (i.e., is your grammar, sentence structure, spelling, and punctuation correct?)
HINT: Use spellcheck, and remember that it does not identify all errors. Be sure to reread several times, and have another read your piece as well to catch mistakes you as the author can't see. Pay special attention to sentence fragments, run-on sentences, needing a new paragraph, etc. Queer Foundation may decline to publish pieces that contain numerous spelling and writing errors or exhibit other ways in which the writer stumbles.
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