If you’ve ever seen an episode of Mad Men, you’ll know what I’m picturing: a half dozen white men sitting in a mahogany room, leaned back in their chairs with the feet propped up on the table, swishing the ice around their glasses of bourbon, declaring and hashing and bulldozing ideas about how they might… Continue reading EDCI 356: Reading Advertisements as Text in the Creative Writing Classroom: Texts Revealing Societal Norms and Values
The new BC Curriculum for Creative Writing 11 defines texts as “generic terms referring all forms of oral, written, visual, and digital communication” (2016). In the field of creative writing, although we may experiment with language, point of view, or images, and may practice in a variety of genres and forms, such as fiction, poetry,… Continue reading EDCI 356: The Creative Writing Classroom as a Text in the Creative Writing Classroom
Hi. My name is Tess Lund. My friends call me Tess, Tessy or Big T – and my family calls me Tess-Tess, Bubbles, or, when my mother calls my name from the other end of the house, “Taaass!!” One day—soon, I hope—I will be known as Ms. Lund—and I hope my students know me for… Continue reading EDCI 356 – Prompt 1
So it seems as though the passion project has come to an official end. The poets have informed me that their Remembrance Day performance went most brilliantly. L– says that he accidentally made another song play as soon as their performance ended, but I doubt it was as noticeable as he thought it was. Overall,… Continue reading Some Proud Poets — A Reflection
Hello! I have returned from Reading Break and am ready to get back to the grind. I have notably missed my visits at R– HIgh School immensely and am looking forward to returning. Unfortnuately I was not able to attenthe big slam poetry performance on Thursday November 10th, as I had family commitments in my… Continue reading It’s Been a Little While…
Ah! Today I got to go to a middle school! I love middle schoolers– they are hilarious and I feel like we all have the same maturity level and sense of humour so the conversations are fantastic. I spoke with a grade eight student about her passion for tattoo artistry, watched grade sevens discuss identity, and… Continue reading Middle School Fun!
So today I got to talk with some students about anxiety for my inquiry project, The Positive Power of Anxiety. I’m not going into any detail here, as the conversations are confidential, but I’m feeling very secure in my decision to use such a personal topic as my inquiry — I’m thinking this might actually… Continue reading Sharing