Writing Matters with Dr. Troy Hicks ft. Jeremy Hyler
Jeremy Hyler is a middle school language arts and science teacher, a speaker and presenter, a celebrated author and co-author of Troy Hicks, the co-director of the Chippewa River Writing Project (a National Writing Project site), and a contributing member of the Michigan Reading Association (MRA), the International Reading Association (IRA), the Michigan Council of Teacher’s of English (MCTE), the National Council of Teacher’s of English (NCTE), and MACUL.
Jeremy is an expert in the field of writing instruction and shares with Troy that there is no singular best way to teach writing and each teacher must find the method that works best for themselves and their students. However for him personally, it involves unstructured writing time and live modeling of his own writing in front of students to share his vulnerability as a pathway for students to share their own.
His time with the National Writing Project has imparted teaching methods and models that he now uses in his everyday practice, including a focus on positive feedback, and engaging his students in discussions about their work by requiring students to not just accept, but respond to given feedback.
He takes his lessons in writing instruction not just to language arts students, but to his science class as well. He makes writing a focus, having his students keep journals and participate in a variety of science writing projects.
Jeremy is driven by choosing a positive mentality every day, and to strive to make a difference in the lives of his students.
Learn more about Jeremy Hyler at https://jeremyhyler40.com and follow him on Twitter @Jeremybballer