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Eve Becker

Leaf and Pen
home base = NYC
I direct Leaf and Pen, an organization that runs writing retreats and workshops for educators. I have taught secondary school English in NYC for two decades. I came to teaching after a first career as a writer and editor in print and digital publishing. I am the author of thirty published novels for young readers, and numerous stories and essays for adults, including a Pushcart Prize-winning personal essay.

I am completing an EdM at Teachers College, Columbia University this spring. My professional interests include building writer identity in both students and teachers, adolescent literacy, equity through literature, embodiment in teaching practices, and teacher preparation and education.

Please talk to me about how you support teacher agency. And student agency. About equitable and culturally relevant teaching practices. About authentic writing instruction. About creating joy in teaching and learning. About growing great teachers.