Sunday, September 23, 2012

Conversations: Bullying

Watch CONVERSATIONS: Bullying on PBS. See more from Conversations.
Using Writing to Confront Bullying

Teachers and School Bullying

The Challenges of Reaching Out to Troubled Students

Implementing Multicultural Education

Putting National Bullying Laws into Practice in the Classroom

A School-Wide Approach to Bullying Prevention

Scholar Roxanne Henkin Named 2012 Education Headliner by Association for Women in Communications

by Christi Fish

Education scholar Roxanne Henkin in the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching has been named the 2012 Education Headliner by the San Antonio Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications (AWC). Henkin will receive her award at the AWC’s 32nd Annual Awards Banquet and Silent Auction on Friday, June 22.

Henkin joined the UTSA College of Education and Human Development in 2003 with 18 years of teaching experience in the public school system and 13 years as a professor at National Louis University in Chicago. Her research interests include literacy and social justice, critical literacy, and writing, and she is the author of two books on literacy and social justice: Confronting Bullying: Literacy as a Tool for Character Education (2005) and Who’s Invited to Share: Using Literacy to Teach for Equity and Social Justice (1998). Her work has also appeared in a variety of scholarly journals such asVoices from the Middle, Democracy & Education, Language Arts, English Journal and Literacy Matters.

Henkin established the San Antonio Writing Project in 2006 as a partnership between the National Writing Project and the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching to improve the writing of Pre-K through college students in the greater San Antonio region, particularly English Language Learners and children from impoverished areas of south Texas. It is one of more than 200 National Writing Project sites that aim to collectively improve writing instruction in K-12 classrooms across the nation. Similarly, she established the Limpopo Writing Project in South Africa, which she and the San Antonio Writing Project continue to support. The Limpopo Writing Project will hold its fourth Invitational Institute in July.

“I am honored to be receiving this award and I'd like to share it with all the teachers in the San Antonio Writing Project who do such incredible work with their students every day,” said Henkin.

 The AWC will honor six other notable professionals alongside Henkin at this year’s awards ceremony. They include:

  • Elizabeth Ruiz, KTSA 550 AM/Border Media, Media Excellence Headliner
  • Lucy Greer Burton, University Presbyterian Church’s Source of Light Center, Harriet Ross Individual Achievement Headliner
  • David T. Young, Ph.D., Southwest Research Institute, Professional Achievement Headliner
  • Mary Stanchak, Discovery School, Public Endeavor Headliner
  • Patt CantĂș, San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, Volunteer Service Headliner
  • Susie P. Gonzalez, Trinity University, AWC Maggie Cousins Award 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

SAWP articles

Kens 5: NEISD: Case of cyberbullying leads to distribution of child porn

SAWP brochure

UTSA hosts writing conference for area teachers (Jan 30, 2008)

ITC project: Indian students write family-oriented stories (May 12, 2009)

UTSA hosts Oct.23 writing workshop, 'From Memoirs to Stories to Publications' (Oct 21, 2010)

SAWP offers two summer institutes in July (July 1, 2010)

UTSA hosts Feb 5 SAWP conference on learning and literacy (Jan 28, 2011)

UTSA hosts young writers camp June 20-24 at Downtown campus (May 23, 2011)

UTSA educates teachers at Institutes on College and Carer Readiness in Writing (July 7, 2011)

San Antonio Writing Project Hosts Digital Writing Seminar (Sep 15, 2011)

SAWP 2011-2012 Saturday Series (2011-2012)

Teachers: Protect your students from school bullies (Oct 10, 2011)

UTSA Nov. 5 seminar helps teachers boost student writing skills with reflection (Nov 3, 2011)

Teachers: Help students become confident writers at Feb. 4 conference (Jan 8, 2012)

KLRN interview about Confronting Bullying by David Martin Davis (Feb 16, 2012) (Conversations promo)


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Not In Our Town
  • Excellent site including Not In Our Town, Not In Our School.
  • These videos show ways to confronting bullying and discrimination. 
Stand Up, Stand Out: No Checking, No Capping, No Bullying

Students Map Bully Zone to Create a Safer School