The Daily Post’s writing prompt “Trick Questions” posed a situation in which a Pulitzer-winning reporter is writing an in-depth piece — about me. We all know that the interviewee does not control the interview, and we’ve seen some uncomfortable interviews. The prompt asked me to consider what three questions I really hope I am not asked. Although … More Do We Have to Talk About That?
It’s like The Daily Post has been choosing writing prompts just for me lately. So, I’m writing this post in response to the writing prompt “The New School.” You get to redesign school as we know it from the ground up. Will you do away with reading, writing, and arithmetic? What skills and knowledge will … More If Wishes Were Horses
Here I am On The Other Side of The Desk again. I popped over to The Daily Post and voila, there was the perfect prompt for an OSOTD piece. When I saw the words “Lazy Learners,” I thought I was going to get to talk about students who don’t do their homework or go to … More Je Veux Parler Français
I’ve been giving quite a bit of attention to my little feathered friend lately, but now I feel it’s time to go back to some basics. My school has been back in session for a little over six weeks now, giving me time to evaluate how my own work writing has affected my ability to … More A Writing Teacher
I am Tracey. Well, Juliet may not have thought much of them, but I’m rather fond of mine. Blogging has reminded me of this. So many of my wonderfully supportive fellow bloggers address me as “Tracey” here in comments. I like that. A situation that I suspect may be almost unique to teachers is that we … More What’s in a Name?
Today, I was so honored to be nominated for a Liebster Award by Catherine Mullaney of Disarmed By Love. Thank you, Catherine. My first reaction was simply to re-read her lovely nomination to me; you see, I’ve been blogging for such a short time, and Disarmed by Love is such a lovely site. When I … More Humbled and Honored, the Liebster Award
I completed this post as an assignment for my Blogging 101 course. As part of the assignment to make it fit my content, I explored this as my students experience a writing prompt. I clicked, I saw, I wrote. … More Hold on Just a Minute!
Seriously, What up? I’ve had no contact with social media ever before, and now, I’m trying to blog. So, what up? Well, first, I’m no Luddite; trying to live without any online presence was beginning to seem like driving around in a Model-T. Then there’s this whole thing about my being a writing teacher. Where … More What Up with the Blog?
Just wondering … Am I the only one who thinks it’s more obnoxious than patriotic to shoot of fireworks in a subdivision AFTER July 4th? People get up the next morning to go to jobs, have pets that freak out, might have asthma aggravated by the smoke. (I was stunned by how much smoke was … More Exploding with Patriotism