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 … Continue reading Alternative Workshop Methods

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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, … Continue reading How to Be An Explorer of the World

Conversations & Connections Conference, Philly 2013

In just a few short weeks, I'll be making my second trip to the fair city of Philadelphia since moving to western PA just a little over a year ago -- this time, to serve on a panel at the bi-annual Conversations and Connections Conference. The conference is a project of Tom, Mike, and Dave, … Continue reading Conversations & Connections Conference, Philly 2013