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Bryan Christopher teaches English and journalism at Riverside High School in Durham, NC. He is also a Hope Street Teacher Voice fellow and policy analyst for the National Council of Teachers of English.
The Power of Writing Begins with a Single Sentence
Bryan Christopher, NBCTFebruary 21, 2018

Late one Saturday night in March, a former student found me watching basketball at a bar. Despite passing my class by the skin of his teeth nine years ago he was thrilled to buy me a drink. We talked about his old teachers and the new principal. He told me about his family, the cars he fixes and his amateur boxing record, then he rejoined his friends and took off for another adventure. It was just one beer, but it made my weekend. Our conversation made me think about the current state of writing instruction. Nine years ago I was…

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