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Barry Lane: More Kirk, Less Spock

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Barry Lane's best-selling After THE END helped teachers see revision in a whole new light and inspired a generation of students to not only embrace revision but to realize that writing is revision. Now, the long-awaited second edition keeps Barry's humorous and endearing tone while updating his ideas and lessons for teaching writing with heart. In today's post and video adapted from the book, Barry compares students' relationship with academic writing to that of Kirk and Spock, commanding officers of the U.S.S. Enterprise.

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Barry Lane: Going Back To The Party

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Barry Lane's best-selling After THE END helped teachers see revision in a whole new light and inspired a generation of students to not only embrace revision but to realize that writing is revision. Now, the long-awaited second edition keeps Barry's humorous and endearing tone while updating his ideas and lessons for teaching writing with heart.

Barry sees a lot of reluctance and disinterest in revision. "It's done," students say. "Why revise it?" The trick, Barry says, is to teach students to love what revision really is. Watch the video below for more.

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Barry Lane: The Oath

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Barry Lane's best-selling After THE END helped teachers see revision in a whole new light and inspired a generation of students to not only embrace revision but to realize that writing is revision. Now, the long-awaited second edition keeps Barry's humorous and endearing tone while updating his ideas and lessons for teaching writing with heart. These days, teachers are asked to implement a program, and Barry wonders whether that is teaching at all. So he created an oath for teachers, and it's an oath worth considering. Watch the video to find out more.

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Barry Lane: Writing Is Like A Potato Plant

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Barry Lane's best-selling After THE END helped teachers see revision in a whole new light and inspired a generation of students to not only embrace revision but to realize that writing is revision. Now, the long-awaited second edition keeps Barry's humorous and endearing tone while updating his ideas and lessons for teaching writing with heart. In today's post adapted from the book, Barry claims that we are all investigative reporters at heart, and that writing is a lot like a potato plant. Read more to find out why.

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Digging For Fictional Details With Barry Lane

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Barry Lane's best-selling After THE END helped teachers see revision in a whole new light and inspired a generation of students to not only embrace revision but to realize that writing is revision. Now, the long-awaited second edition keeps Barry's humorous and endearing tone while updating his ideas and lessons for teaching writing with heart. In today's post adapted from the book, Barry shares a classroom writing exercise designed to help students consider the details of crafting fiction.

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