Barbara Bird, “Meaning-Making Concepts”

discovered this via Amy Ann Latawiec in her MCEA/MiWCA 2016 critique of how we use seminal and traditional texts in training new teachers. Bird, Barbara. Meaning-Making Concepts: Basic Writer’s Access to Verbal Culture To remember: Engagement in verbal culture, though, requires more than interpretive reading and deep-level writing: this engagement also requires our affective responses ...Some … Continue reading Barbara Bird, “Meaning-Making Concepts”

you’ve changed.

"you've changed," she said as i rushed out the door. i paused. looked down at my sweater. looked up at my research partner who'd heard the same thing i did. i had changed. earlier, i'd been wearing a structured, smart-yet-sassy tiger[ish] print dress with black leggings and knee-high black boots. i had to present to … Continue reading you’ve changed.

Fleckenstein, Kristie. Bodysigns (part one)

Fleckenstein, Kristie S. "Bodysigns: A Biorhetoric for Change." JAC, vol. 21, no. 4, 2001., pp. 761-790. To remember: "our language and our writing should be adequate enough to make our dreams, our visions, our stories, our thinking, and our actions not just revolutionary but transformative" ("Freedom" 46) (761). Susan Jarratt notes that "both feminist inquiry … Continue reading Fleckenstein, Kristie. Bodysigns (part one)

Research as a Living Process in and Beyond the First-year Writing Classroom

[Excerpts from a paper composed in "Issues in the Teaching of Writing" with Dr. Cathy Fleischer] Research as a Living Process in and beyond the First-year Writing Classroom   My Experience This term, I have experienced some real sticking points in the teaching of research in my WRTG 121, Researching the Public Experience, classroom. On … Continue reading Research as a Living Process in and Beyond the First-year Writing Classroom