Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The write stuff

I know I can teach.

I know I can write.

Is it reasonable to assume, then, that I could teach writing?

Fifteen to twenty first year college students are about to find out.

I've got about a month to build a syllabus and plan a 15-week course. I'm excited. I'm motivated. I'm intimidated. I'm overwhelmed. I have a hundred great ideas and I can't think of a single thing.

This should be a fascinating experiment.

7 comments:

Susan Senator said...

Hey, great! I am looking for a teaching job in writing, too! How did you get it??!!!

Anonymous said...

That's great. I used to teach writing....but to 5th graders.

I also am getting anxious/excited about a new teaching job. I just got hired as an ABA/SEIT teacher. Have had my special ed certification for years and since my son was diagnosed with autism, i have been taking lots of ABA and Verbal behavior classes.

Funny how things work out. My experiences with my son have led me to a new career path. Perhaps its a calling???

Daisy said...

Congratulations and good luck! I love teaching writing -- but like anonymous, I teach 6th graders.

Kaethe said...

Enjoy the experiment. I look forward to reading all about it.

gretchen said...

Yay! An adventure! I know you'll take them by storm. Keep us posted, of course.

kyra said...

you'll be fantastic and the students will have a ball! how fun!

Kristina Chew said...

I don't know how I missed this post-----teaching writing in the kind of seminar format you allude was my job for the past 4 years before getting back to Classics. Is this a writing intensive seminar for first-year students with them working on specific types of papers----close reading, comparative analysis, research, persuasion----with required revisions and conferences-----

What is your topic? I did one on "What makes us human," once.

Apologies for going overboard on this comment but I lived and breathed writing----am glad to be back to grammar, Plato, and poetry.