Writing Co-op (Just Put Words in the Bucket!)
"Just put words in the bucket," and "All good writing comes from bad writing." Wise advice from Professor Susan Felch, Director of the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship, and the driving force behind the Writing Co-op. The aim of the co-op is to provide faculty with a protected space in which to advance or complete a writing project. They must apply each year by April 15. Once accepted, they pledge to spend a week in the library writing and revising.
One of the chosen faculty this year is Professor of Teacher Education, Al Boerema. Al writes: "During my sabbatical I visited several schools to observe what leaders in Christian schools do in their role as leaders. The project that I worked on during the 2018 Summer Writing Co-op was a journal article based on some of the observations during that sabbatical. I was able to take the data that had been collected and write a narrative about one of the schools and its leader, making observations about Christian school leadership that might be useful to other school leaders. This writing involved retracing early analyses, confirming some of what I found and going deeper on other issues."