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Teaching Research Writing

Back in the saddle again. Or make that the same language arts classroom. And I’m not surprised that this group of students isn’t embracing the teacher’s lesson plan to “read the textbook.” After all, the class is called Research Writing for a reason. Lucky for them, this isn’t a boring textbook (and my experience as …

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The Author and the Creative Writing Class

It’s rewarding to walk into a classroom and have a student say, “You’re the published author.” For someone whose dream is to write for the young adult audience, it’s especially thrilling. I would know. I do. And it happened to me. The next words from this thrilled student’s mouth? Care to guess? “What did you …

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Three reasons why I avoid Guilt trips

Come along on a recent guilt trip I took! No, really. It will be delightful. I promise! “Did you know Lily’s foot was hurt?” My stomach plummeted lower than the soles of my manure-encrusted boots. This friendship detonated in front of me. I’d done the unthinkable – injured her horse. “No. When did this happen?” Explanations …

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