Posts tagged ‘community-building’

Jun 24 2015
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Stacia Fleegal, Writing through Trauma and Writer’s Eye teacher, on connection

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Previous posts on community-building among Center teaching associates have featured Kallie Falandays, Helena Clare Pittman, Ellen Collins, and Abriana Jetté. These teachers responded to Elizabeth Ayres’ essential question: Where is your joy in writing and teaching? Stacia Fleegal, who teaches Writing through Trauma to Truth and The Writer’s Eye, talked a bit about the point of connection between teacher and student when both “get” something they’re reading in the same way, and the walls between “teacher” and “student”…

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May 28 2015
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Kallie Falandays, Cool Tools for Stuck Writers teacher, on newness

Kallie Falandays, Cool Tools for Stuck Writers teacher, on newness

Previous posts on community-building among Center teaching associates highlighted Helena Clare Pittman, Ellen Collins, and Abriana Jetté. These teachers responded to Elizabeth Ayres’ essential question: Where is your joy in writing and teaching? This week, we hear from Kallie Falandays, who teaches Cool Tools for Stuck Writers, a course focused on overcoming blocks in creative output. Kallie’s response is succinct and true, and touches on the joy of developing both our individual and communal selves—a…

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May 07 2015
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Ellen Collins, Writing the Wave teacher, on spirituality and the creative process

Ellen Collins, Writing the Wave teacher, on spirituality and the creative process

In previous months, the Center community-building posts focused on Helena Clare Pittman and Abriana Jetté. This month, Writing the Wave teacher Ellen Collins shares with her colleagues an experience of what she terms the “spiritual creative” process. EA: What excites you, turns you on, makes you grin from ear to ear about your Center class? Where is the joy for you in the teaching? Is there any relationship between the pleasure you feel teaching and the…

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Apr 17 2015
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Helena Clare Pittman, Writing for Children teacher, on affirmation through teaching

Helena Clare Pittman, Writing for Children teacher, on affirmation through teaching

Last month, the Center community-building post focused on Abriana Jetté. This month, Writing for Children teacher Helena Clare Pittman shares with her colleagues some insights into both her teaching and creative processes. EA: What excites you, turns you on, makes you grin from ear to ear about your Center class? Where is the joy for you in the teaching? Is there any relationship between the pleasure you feel teaching and the pleasure you feel when…

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Mar 26 2015
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Abriana Jetté, The Art and Craft of Poetry Writing teacher, on the rhythms of teaching vs. writing

Abriana Jetté, The Art and Craft of Poetry Writing teacher, on the rhythms of teaching vs. writing

Part of teaching online writing courses through the Center is a focus on community-building. In response to a question Elizabeth Ayres posed to all Center teachers, Abriana Jetté (The Art and Craft of Poetry Writing) shared with her colleagues some insights into both her teaching and creative processes.

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