Lesson Plans

It’s Monday & Syllabus has eaten my brain

I've finished a couple of books these past two weeks (more on that below), but the one that's had the most impact so far is Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor by...

Deal with it #SOL18

Two updates to yesterday's post: 1. I got to page 176 of Station Eleven, so didn't make it to the 200s. Oh well. I probably won't finish it until this weekend. 2. I forgot to...

Group Contracts #SOL18

Yesterday, I put my students into groups and had them work up their group contracts, which is what I want to talk about in my post. But before I get into that, I just want to...

Behind on Everything! #SOL18

Especially posting. I have a lot to say today since I introduced my students to the group contracts mentioned before and actually, finally wrote up the assignment sheet for...

M is for Mulan

How do academics show how much they love stuff? They either write papers/articles about the things they love or create assignments about the things they love. One of my best...

The Artist’s Way & the Artist Date

This fall, I'm teaching a fiction writing class for the first time, and I'm super excited. Because I've never taught the class before, I'm using a co-worker's syllabus....

Lesson Plan Friday: The Power of Poetry

I have a confession. I was terrified to teach poetry. As part of the Writing about Literature course at my school, there are three units: fiction, drama, and poetry. I have a...