To all those who teach writing–

To all those who teach writing– Encourage creativity, but teach the rules of the game. Be steadfast in corrections of commonly confused words: If they’re going to be taken seriously out there, choosing their words carefully matters. Teach them that form speaks, too. Make them notice that a complex sentence tells about a relationship between […]

Welcome to Utopia!

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good dystopian novel. My students love them. I love that I get to teach about dystopias! But before we get to the worlds-gone-wrong, I like to challenge my students on their preconceived notions on what makes a “perfect society.” So, we study what a utopia is first. I start out […]