Anna Smith, educational researcher & teacher educator blogging about composition in the digital age, contexts for learning, theories of development, and global youth.
I take the idea of “conversation” seriously.
#phdchat Breakthrough! Noticed how these never happen when you're all alone staring at data? Only in relation to & in conversation w/others.—
anna smith (@writerswriting) February 10, 2012
In fact, I just tweeted about it this week. For a whole week I was stuck trying to figure out how to frame a very small passage of my dissertation. It wasn’t until I was talking to a friend about his dissertation —> that led me to read something —> that got me thinking about a whole new framework for another section —> that I bounced off my chair in an email —> that resulted in an exchange with another regarding another project. So incredibly productive.
I actually started this blog once my first book was published—not as a publicity stunt, but because the words—and more importantly, all the ideas and conversations and teaching and learning moments those words embodied—were sitting still on those pages. I wanted to breathe them back into life. And although I can see the great number of readers and clicks and shares (thank you!), I’d love to get more of you commenting…and in turn, us conversing!
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conversations on multilingual writing at the Ohio University Dept. of English
Purpose: Actively perform in reflective practice to increase understandings with best teaching practices!
On writing & teaching my way through PhD land
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. ~ John Dewey
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