Nancie Atwell: The World’s Best English Teacher

by Meagan Frank

For decades, Nancie Atwell has been delighting in the words consumed and created by classrooms of middle school students. Many teachers find comfort at the front of a room, but what Nancie has discovered is the power afforded to students when a teacher subtly operates in the middle of everything. Her book In the Middle presents decades of teaching experience, hundreds of student writing samples, and access to the highly successful educational approach that earned her the Global Teacher Prize in 2015. […]