NCTE 2016: A Quick Look Back


I only got to stay one day this year, but I must say I think Atlanta did a fantastic job hosting this year’s conference! Bravo, ATL!

I’m also digging NCTE’s new logo, or maybe it was just the logo for the conference this year. In any case, love the simplicity of the design.

With the one day I did spend at the conference, I packed in as much as I could, including seeing some fellow doc students and recent grads, meeting with my dissertation chair, hanging out with the Kennesaw State crew, and probably most importantly receiving stellar feedback on my dissertation at my roundtable. The only regret was not getting to meet one of my ELA heroes, Buffy Hamilton, when I had the chance. The stars simply did not align. Continue reading

Kennesaw Mountain LitCon Saturday!


I’ll be presenting this Saturday at Kennesaw State University with my compatriot Nick Thompson at Lassiter High School. Come join us for Session B at 9:45am in the English Building. I don’t know exactly which room we’re in yet, but I’ll be tweeting that Saturday morning.

We’re revisiting our session we presented at GCTE back in February with some updated resources and hopefully to a whole new audience: Unleashing Student Interpretive Authority: An Abbreviated Novella Study.

Hope to see you there!

What I Think I Know Now


As I mentioned in my previous post, I had an amazing opportunity to sit down with Michael W. Smith of Temple University during my time at NCTE this past weekend. Dr. Smith was gracious enough to spend about an hour and a half of his time with me on Saturday to take a closer look at my current study, which you can read a little bit about here. Continue reading