...by observing the creative writing process that Tamiko shared with my students, and by picking up simple but useful expressions that she used often -- for example, she would say “think with your pen” during brainstorming sessions.
~ Tamiko Murray did a fabulous job in my classroom last fall as part of the TAPAS program, which was funded by the ACS Foundation.
~ I believe having writers like Tamiko come into our classrooms is extremely beneficial to our students. Local writers can share their passion and expert knowledgethat we teachers don’t have, and can inspire students and cause them tofall in love with writing, which can in turn lead to higher end-of-grade writing test scores.
Brew Davis, 6th grade teacher AMS