Posts tagged ‘Helena Clare Pittman’

May 22 2019
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Helena Writes #11: On teaching by learning, learning by teaching, and voice

Helena Writes #11: On teaching by learning, learning by teaching, and voice

Helena Clare Pittman, one of the Center’s most dedicated teachers (Writing for Children and Midwifing a Small-Scale Memoir), has written, painted, and taught her entire life. In a blog series called Helena Writes, she shares a lifetime of wisdom, one pearl at a time. Learn more about Helena through the Center’s Teacher Feature, her reflection on teaching writing, and her artist’s website. In her 11th post, Helena considers how she became a teacher and learner,…

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Apr 23 2019
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Helena Writes #10: On yellow(s) and time travel through imagery

Helena Writes #10: On yellow(s) and time travel through imagery

Helena Clare Pittman, one of the Center’s most dedicated teachers (Writing for Children and Midwifing a Small-Scale Memoir), has written, painted, and taught her entire life. In a new blog series called Helena Writes, she shares a lifetime of wisdom, one pearl at a time. Learn more about Helena through the Center’s Teacher Feature, her reflection on teaching writing, and her artist’s website. In her tenth post, Helena ponders close noticing and how certain familiar…

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Mar 20 2019
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Helena Writes #9: On similes, metaphors, and glimpses

Helena Writes #9: On similes, metaphors, and glimpses

Helena Clare Pittman, one of the Center’s most dedicated teachers (Writing for Children and Midwifing a Small-Scale Memoir), has written, painted, and taught her entire life. In a new blog series called Helena Writes, she shares a lifetime of wisdom, one pearl at a time. Learn more about Helena through the Center’s Teacher Feature, her reflection on teaching writing, and her artist’s website. In her ninth post, Helena shares on the process of publishing her Gerald…

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Feb 21 2019
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Helena Writes #8: On learning the market, and loving what you do

Helena Writes #8: On learning the market, and loving what you do

Helena Clare Pittman, one of the Center’s most dedicated teachers (Writing for Children and Midwifing a Small-Scale Memoir), has written, painted, and taught her entire life. In a new blog series called Helena Writes, she shares a lifetime of wisdom, one pearl at a time. Learn more about Helena through the Center’s Teacher Feature, her reflection on teaching writing, and her artist’s website. In her eighth post, Helena recalls the experience of submitting and publishing…

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Jan 23 2019
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Helena Writes #7: On semicolons, and feelings over rules

Helena Writes #7: On semicolons, and feelings over rules

Helena Clare Pittman, one of the Center’s most dedicated teachers (Writing for Children and Midwifing a Small-Scale Memoir), has written, painted, and taught her entire life. In a new blog series called Helena Writes, she shares a lifetime of wisdom, one pearl at a time. Learn more about Helena through the Center’s Teacher Feature, her reflection on teaching writing, and her artist’s website. In her seventh post, Helena reflects on semicolons, and how breaking grammatical…

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Dec 19 2018
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Helena Writes #6: On watching, and traveling through story-telling

Helena Writes #6: On watching, and traveling through story-telling

Helena Clare Pittman, one of the Center’s most dedicated teachers (Writing for Children and Midwifing a Small-Scale Memoir), has written, painted, and taught her entire life. In a new blog series called Helena Writes, she shares a lifetime of wisdom, one pearl at a time. Learn more about Helena through the Center’s Teacher Feature, her reflection on teaching writing, and her artist’s website. In her sixth post, Helena shares, through her own childhood memories, the…

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Nov 21 2018
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Helena Writes #5: On writers’ groups

Helena Writes #5: On writers' groups

Helena Clare Pittman, one of the Center’s most dedicated teachers (Writing for Children and Midwifing a Small-Scale Memoir), has written, painted, and taught her entire life. In a new blog series called Helena Writes, she shares a lifetime of wisdom, one pearl at a time. Learn more about Helena through the Center’s Teacher Feature, her reflection on teaching writing, and her artist’s website. In her fifth post, Helena reflects on her experiences in writers’ groups…

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Oct 25 2018
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Helena Writes #4: On forcing the arc

Helena Writes #4: On forcing the arc

Helena Clare Pittman, one of the Center’s most dedicated teachers (Writing for Children and Midwifing a Small-Scale Memoir), has written, painted, and taught her entire life. In a new blog series called Helena Writes, she shares a lifetime of wisdom, one pearl at a time. Learn more about Helena through the Center’s Teacher Feature, her reflection on teaching writing, and her artist’s website. In her fourth post, Helena tells of how her story Counting Jennie came into…

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Sep 26 2018
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Helena Writes #3: On a writer’s persistence

Helena Writes #3: On a writer's persistence

Helena Clare Pittman, one of the Center’s most dedicated teachers (Writing for Children and Midwifing a Small-Scale Memoir), has written, painted, and taught her entire life. In a new blog series called Helena Writes, she shares a lifetime of wisdom, one pearl at a time. Learn more about Helena through the Center’s Teacher Feature, her reflection on teaching writing, and her artist’s website. In her third post, Helena tells of the persistence required for writers…

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Aug 22 2018
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Helena Writes #2: On feeling in writing

Helena Writes #2: On feeling in writing

Helena Clare Pittman, one of the Center’s most dedicated teachers (Writing for Children and Midwifing a Small-Scale Memoir), has written, painted, and taught her entire life. In a new blog series called Helena Writes, she shares a lifetime of wisdom, one pearl at a time. Learn more about Helena through the Center’s Teacher Feature, her reflection on teaching writing, and her artist’s website. In her second post, Helena shares the story of how her second…

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Jul 25 2018
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Helena Writes #1: On intended audience

Helena Writes #1: On intended audience

Helena Clare Pittman, one of the Center’s most dedicated teachers (Writing for Children and Midwifing a Small-Scale Memoir), has written, painted, and taught her entire life. In a new blog series called Helena Writes, she shares a lifetime of wisdom, one pearl at a time. Learn more about Helena through the Center’s Teacher Feature, her reflection on teaching writing, and her artist’s website. This first post shares Helena’s response to a student inquiring about intended…

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Jan 18 2018
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Teacher feature: Helena Clare Pittman on affirmation through teaching

Teacher feature: Helena Clare Pittman on affirmation through teaching

Writing for Children teacher Helena Clare Pittman shares some insights into both her teaching and creative processes. Director Stacia M. Fleegal: What excites you, inspires you, 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 you’re writing? HCP: It excites me terribly to read student work in response to…

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Mar 29 2016
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More great news from the Center’s ranks: Helena Clare Pittman publishes new children’s story

More great news from the Center’s ranks: Helena Clare Pittman publishes new children's story

Teaching associate Helena Clare Pittman (Writing for Children) has just published a story with Cricket Magazine! It’s now available in the April 2015 issue.  Cricket has an app that permits you to purchase a single copy of the magazine if you wish. Cricket is an illustrated children’s magazine founded in 1973. Published nine times per year, Cricket features art, stories, poems, and folk tales. Its founder, Marianne Carus, intended the magazine to be “the New…

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Aug 20 2015
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More great news from the Center’s ranks: Helena Clare Pittman publishes new children’s story

More great news from the Center’s ranks: Helena Clare Pittman publishes new children's story

Teaching associate Helena Clare Pittman (Writing for Children) has just published a story with Cricket Magazine! Cricket is an illustrated children’s magazine founded in 1973. Published nine times per year, Cricket features art, stories, poems, and folk tales. Its founder, Marianne Carus, intended the magazine to be “the New Yorker for children,” according to its Wikipedia entry. Helena the author/illustrator of 18 children’s books and her young-adult novel, Ruthie Pincus of Brooklyn, has just been…

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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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