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The Balancing Act

The start of the new year and the balancing act begins. We are teachers, but we have other “lives” as well — graduate studies, scholary work, families, etc. How do we balance all these lives?  

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What are others saying about how to teach writing?

As a teacher of composition I struggle with how best to teach writing. As a fiction writer who teaches College Writing I struggle with the ways we (the academy) categorize writing –creative writing usually means poetry and fiction, composition usually … Continue reading

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Error Gone Right

I made a mistake in my class. It wasn’t a big mistake, but it was a mistake. This semester I’m teaching an experimental writing class. Like all classes I teach, I have a notebook where I write out my lesson … Continue reading

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The Stack

This was originally posted on the Writing Program’s “It’s a Process” blog on 9/26/2010. I’ll admit it. All weekend I was dreading it. When I was walking my dogs by the lake, running the usual weekend errands, waking up in … Continue reading

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The Post-Cool-Era-Classroom by Mark Koyama

This week’s post is by guest writer Mark Koyama. Mark is a writer, musician and graduate of the UMass MFA program. Mark taught College Writing and has served as a mentor to first-year teachers. I’ll wager that if you look out … Continue reading

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