Wendy Seger is a curriculum writer with the Center for the Collaborative Classroom. With more than 35 years in educational service, she has served as a primary and intermediate classroom teacher, district instructional leadership specialist, and an educational consultant. Wendy received her BS in Elementary Education from Bethel College in Kansas and M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Department of Literacy, Language, and Culture. Her classroom work has been published in Language Arts and in the TESOL Classroom Practice Series, Authenticity in the Language Classroom and Beyond: Children and Adolescent Learners.