1 Thinking about the ease of pushing handwriting to the Web. Been playing with styli and tablets lately – and it’s funny how much I’ve missed scrawling analog notes with a pen or pencil. Even ordered a fresh pile of notebooks today. The paper kind. It’s the inability to move from analog to digital and […]Read More Up Up Down Down . . .
This morning, Tanya Baker asked us to use the writing time we shared together1 during the plenary session to write a note of thanks to a writing, teaching, or other kind of mentor. Below is what I wrote. Not edited or polished, but worth sharing. I hope you’ll take five minutes soon to write about […]Read More Thank Someone – Writing from the 2012 NWP Annual Meeting #nwpam12
I’m sitting at the airport this morning waiting for a flight to Las Vegas for the NCTE 2012 Annual Convention. I’m eager to be in conversation and community with friends and colleagues. And I’m also excited to find my conference schedule a little lighter than in recent trips, which means I get to do something […]Read More Off to NCTE
It happened to me again last week, as it does from time to time. I wrote something that I felt needed to write, to say something I felt needed to be said, and as a result, some people’s feelings were hurt. I don’t like to hurt people’s feelings. I suspect you don’t either. But it’s […]Read More Writing in Public
For a long time now, I’ve tried to hold a few hunches at the forefront of my brain when I’m reading and writing: The world of today isn’t as different from the world of yesterday as we think it is. The messes we find ourselves in right now are better addressed when we consider that […]Read More So Let’s Start An #eduhistory Book Club, Then?