Category Archives: Being a Creative Writing Teacher

Blogs as an academic resource for undergraduates

I wrote the following as an assignment for the course ‘Learning and Teaching Online’ and is a brief discussion of how teachers and lecturers can help students appropriately incorporate contemporary digital media (such as blogs) into their research and essays. … Continue reading

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Top Ten Blogs: English, Drama and Performing Arts Teachers

I’ve been listed on an educational travel website, WST Travel, as a top ten blog for English, drama and performing arts teachers. I’ve never met the fine folks at WST Travel, so I’d like to say a little thanks for … Continue reading

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The reality of the online class

I am currently enrolled in an online course for teachers called ‘Learning and Teaching Online’. The decision to take the course has stemmed from the rebuilding of this blog into a website that will, hopefully, include online courses. The class … Continue reading

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I Read a lot of Bad Writing

Being a creative writing teacher means reading a lot of bad writing. I mean, A LOT of bad writing. Unconvincing narratives, unbelievable characters, contrived dialogue, haphazardness grammar: I’ve read it all. But before any former or current students go off … Continue reading

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Finding Your Voice as a Writer

For five years I taught a course called ‘Finding Your Voice as a Writer’. The class ran for five weeks, then took a three to four week break, and then ran again. In the course of five years, I taught … Continue reading

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Why Teaching is Harder than it Looks

‘Why Teaching is Harder than it Looks’ by Denise Hong on Female Intel. This is an excellent article which articulates why teaching is more than just explaining a subject, or even more than making a lesson ‘fun’. Also, I feel the message of this … Continue reading

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Quick Post #3

How to Teach Creative Writing. This is a wonderful series of podcasts from the Scottish Book Trust.

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