You Can Write It!

Virtual Workshop Series for Virginia Tech Graduate Students Spring 2021 Fourth Tuesdays, NOON-1pmJanuary 26 – How to Get Started February 23 – Building Momentum March 23 – How to Be a Good CollaboratorApril 27 – From Class Paper to Publication

VT 2021 Winter Writing Retreat: Now Registering

Work with me! I’m excited to again facilitate the annual Virginia Tech Winter Writing Retreat. Applications now open. Virginia Tech faculty only. The Winter Virtual Faculty Writing Retreat will be held Jan. 6-8, 2021 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) via Zoom, in the comfort of your office and/or home. Spend three days immersed in yourContinue reading “VT 2021 Winter Writing Retreat: Now Registering”

Summer Scholarly Writing Retreat: ALUMNI EDITION

UPDATE: RETREAT FULL Faculty Write Program, Duke University Monday, June 1 – Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 9:30am-3pm | Online Facilitators: Monique Dufour & Jennifer Ahern-Dodson The Faculty Write Program is pleased to announce the 8th annual Summer Scholarly Writing Retreat. This year, the June retreat is designed for program alumni. Prerequisite: Participation in atContinue reading “Summer Scholarly Writing Retreat: ALUMNI EDITION”

Graduate Student Writing Retreat for Virginia Tech: NOW REGISTERING

I’m facilitating a online writing retreat for Virginia Tech graduate students. It was originally scheduled as a two-day in-person event. We’ve moved it to a one-day online retreat. Apply here: http://bit.ly/2020SpringWritingRetreat. Registration is limited to 25 people per day. Sponsored by VT Graduate School, so VT students only. Please note: you may not have theContinue reading “Graduate Student Writing Retreat for Virginia Tech: NOW REGISTERING”

Teaching Is Imperfectible and You Are Not an Inexhaustible Resource

Now is a good time to get clear about the fundamental nature of our work. TEACHING IS IMPERFECTIBLE. YOU ARE NOT AN INEXHAUSTIBLE RESOURCE. As colleges and universities shift to online instruction during the COVID-19 outbreak, all the great teachers out there are trying to create outstanding virtual learning experiences. First, stop and read thisContinue reading “Teaching Is Imperfectible and You Are Not an Inexhaustible Resource”