I am not really a turnip. I am a teacher.
I started this blog as a way to explore ideas around teaching and writing (and teaching writing). My students are no longer tied to papers and pencils and lined notebook pages to get their thoughts down in written form. Now they are more likely to generate first drafts on the computer. Their “reports” might take the form of a brochure or photostory. The transition away from the physical act of handwriting is a promising development for many of my students. Too often their writing skills are hampered by fine motor difficulties or legibility issues. Digital writing can be an equalizer, but it too requires planning, prioritizing, and problem-solving.
So…my blog starts from that framework. Who knows where we’ll end up?