Welcome to the Spring 2022 section of WRT 392: Theories and Methods of Mentoring Writers!
I am so excited to engage in this meaningful work with each of you burgeoning educators. Together we will explore writing and the teaching of writing as a viable and powerful means of critical thinking, self-reflection, community building, and social justice action. We will use mentor texts to illuminate some of the foundational traits of writing like ideas, organization, word choice, and sentence fluency. We will explore our own lived experiences as primary source texts that are the perfect springboard to catapult into writing with purpose — after all, without meaningful purpose what is the point of writing anything, at all?
Use this post to introduce yourself to the class and share more about not only yourself, but what you hope to garner from our time together this semester. Here are some prompts to help you get started:
Do you consider yourself a writer? If so, what does that mean. If not, why not? Discuss your personal journey with writing. Do you look forward to teaching writing? What’s your “dream” teaching job? Does it include teaching writing? If so, in what capacity?