Photo by Melissa Michal. Sepia toned image of a hand writing.
Teaching is not a job. It is a lifelong learning process that is ever evolving because there are different students each semester. For most of us, teaching is a calling. That has been the case for me. How do I create a space and a curriculum that I never had in many of my classes? How do I use the Good Mind to develop curriculum and relationships with students? I am not perfect and there are good days and not so good days. But I believe strongly that when we change how we include AND understand various student backgrounds, we make a difference. I also strongly believe that we must push our students to higher levels of learning and critical thinking, which is sometimes awakening for them and sometimes painful. That means we balance all of those moments.
"Capstone Seminar: Fiction" "Intermediate Fiction" "Introduction to Fiction and Poetry" "Non-Fiction Writing" “Advanced Composition” as Memoir/Personal Essay cross listed for graduate level “Writing Reflective Essays” “Introduction to Creative Writing” At Literary Centers: Created, proposed, and taught creative writing classes in fiction and non-fiction for adults and teens “The Art of Revision” “Creating a Chapbook” “Fabulism” “Fiction in a Flash” “Teen Fabulism” “Writing the Truth in Fiction”
Literature and Composition
“World Literature” “The American Short Story” cross listed for graduate level “Native American Literature” cross listed for graduate level “First Year Composition” as Indigenous Rhetoric “First Year Composition” (part 2) “Advanced First Year Composition” (Honors) as Indigenous Rhetoric “Introduction to Literature” “Survey of American Literature 1860-present” “Writing Tutorial” (tutoring sessions) “Introduction to College Composition” “Writing in the Humanities” “College Composition” (online)