I feel in a rush, but I don't want to do this in a rush. I guess that is why I put it off. I know that this class helped me be a better composition teacher. I love how we are better at interrogating sources. I love that I can see what MU expects, and I think I have prepared the students in my class adequately--more than adequately actually. I still feel like my role is as a facilitator, as a guide.
Questions that I have: I worry about ranking in the class--that there is this bell curve that these new teachers may feel like they need to go by. I worry that composition becomes just assignments that no one cares about instead of lessons in careful thinking in writing. I would really like to hear about everyone's experience in their classrooms in the fall. It will be interesting to hear what they have to say, and I would love to talk with them more. I love helping students to feel like they can write. Is there any place for that in 1000? I'm not sure.
I learned that composition studies and English Ed are not that far off. Some might not want to admit that, and that's okay.
I liked the Allyn and Bacon book.
I liked Donna's philosophy of teaching.
I'm going to keep blogging. I would like to read Marcia's blog more and Donna's, and be able to respond. I also don't know how to add links, and I would like to know how to do that. I thought about using blogs for the MWP this summer.
I would use blogs in my class--once I got organized.
I have to go to class, but I will be back to this. I will think more on the drive ho