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I would like to introduce Teaching Matters! A series of podcasts by the Resource Center staff of the Writing Program, here at UMass Amherst. Here you will hear 4-6 teachers talk about their own experiences teaching first-year writing. Each podcast … Continue reading
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?
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
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
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