Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Holding On to Good Things in a Time of Bad Ones

Long ago I was fortunate to spend three weeks at the University of New Hampshire studying writing process and being forced to write. It was probably the best educational experiences of my life. My professors there were Jane Hansen and Tom Newkirk who taught me a great deal about what good teaching is by example. Cleaning out my e-mails I read a Choice Literacy newsletter from a couple of weeks ago. One article was on recommended summer reading. Shelley Harwayne's recommendation was this book by Tom Newkirk. And due to the magic of online reading I just read the first chapter and now I want to read the whole book. Just take a moment and read

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