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Digital Personality

I've just wrapped the second week of the Fall 2017 teaching semester, and I'm still in the warm glow of new students, new classes, new ideas. My Writing for Digital Media students had to complete and hand in questionnaires about their digital media habits, and I thought it was only fair I play along and [...]

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List 4: Troubled Cells and Good Medicine

Week 4/ List 4:  List the soundtrack of your life right now. About a month ago, my husband and I were talking about protest music; aware that we're on the verge of a massive social and political sea change, he wondered what kind of new music would emerge from the chaos and turmoil. Then came [...]

List 3: Midnight Radio, or, Joy as an Act of Resistance

This post is part of a series inspired by the 52 lists project journal; read more about my intention and approach in the original post here. Week 3 / List 3: List the happiest moments of your life so far. This week, I'm not actually going to include my entire list in the post (sorry!) because, in [...]

Alternative Workshop Methods

At #AWP2016 today, I'm serving on the panel "Pedagogy's Next Wave: Alternatives to the Whole-Class Workshop." Specifically, I'll be talking about guided workshops, collaborative workshops, and multimedia workshops. Below, I've included links to the handout I made for the panel, and a few additional pieces of information (lesson plans, readings, etc.) that other teachers may [...]

How to Be An Explorer of the World

This weekend at the Creative Nonfiction Writer's Conference, I led a master class on Research Techniques in the genre. For those of you who attended (or anyone else interested in learning more about creative research), here are links to the essays and books I referenced. Immersion Pieces Jeanne Marie Laskas' "Underworld," and her entire collection, [...]