George Lucas Educational Foundation

Brittany R. Collins

Brittany coaches writers of all ages as they embark on their literacy journeys. She is a group manager at Write the World LLC, where she interacts with middle and high school students from around the world. In addition, she is a reader for the Harvard Review and New England Review, and an author with a focus on English education.

Her work has appeared in English Journal, Literacy & NCTEBrevity Blog, Insight, The MightyThe Lab School, and Inside Higher Ed, among others. Her editorial work with the journal Voices & Visions was profiled by Ms. magazine and promoted by Gloria Steinem and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Currently, Brittany is preparing an anthology called Learning From Loss: How Teachers Tackle Mortality in the Classroom.

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  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Responding to Students’ Personal Narratives

    A four-part framework for teaching personal narrative writing, which can help students understand themselves and their world.
  • Communication Skills

    Teaching Students to Disagree Productively

    Teachers can scaffold discussions from the early grades on in ways that show students how to respectfully share dissenting opinions.
  • Mental Health

    Talking to Students About Grief

    Supporting students in times of loss is less about finding the right words and more about validating what they choose to share.