I thought about it a lot, and a new question started bouncing around in my head: Can I rewrite 400 pages? Not should -- can? And the answer is obviously yes.
That title is a lie. The journey began a long, long time ago when I was a weird little girl who stayed up late to write stories while hiding under the covers of my bed. I wrote stories in my head even when I wasn't able to write stories on the paper. I wrote by the… Continue reading The Journey Begins
Originally written in June of 2012 A response to Have, Pahl, and Roswell and the importance of digital storytelling for our students ... I found every word of Haven’s chapter to be important and applicable to my work as an English teacher. Many of the references to research and the ideas expressed simply reaffirmed my… Continue reading Why is telling a story important?
At the heart of all storytelling and writing is a story core, but how can the concept of a story core improve the quality of education? Analysis Ohler (2008) introduces the concept of a story core as a “vastly simplified version of the hero’s journey” (p. 72). He identifies the three major components of a… Continue reading Story Core: Analysis & Application for Education
Resources from "Why Blogs?" Presentation Visit this page from my blog for all of the resources I mentioned or showed in my presentation at the Pine Crest Summer Institute this June 23 and June 24.