simply put, who i am (at least as a teacher) is a function of the questions i'm pursuing. with that in mind, here is what's on my mind these days:
- How can I create a writing curriculum that supports rigor and creativity and self-direction, but doesn't rely on "the standard essay" as its main means to achieve syntactic maturity?
- Where can I head next with the idea that teaching is, first and foremost, the creation of a quality environment?
- What are some ways I can constructively show my students that the basic pattern of speech is also the basic pattern of writing?
- How can design more creative and meaningful portfolio assessment in my class?
- What, as writers, should my students be most familiar DOING by the end of the semester?
I will add to this list as part of ongoing theme of this blog. As a student of mine this semester said, The more questions he asks, the more content he gets.