How to Make Students Care About Writing

Pirette McKamey, a veteran English teacher, spent 30 years investigating what helps young people to view themselves as writers

Photo: Pirette Mckamey / Jitti Warrawutiwittaya / Shutterstock / The Atlantic

By Kristina Rizga

“I want to say something important about writing,” Pirette McKamey told 25 seniors in her English class at San Francisco’s Mission High School…

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