See You @ NCTE 2015

For the third year in a row, I am presenting at and attending NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) National Convention. This year we’re in Minneapolis.

I am actually getting to present twice this year. Once for the round table I have been a part of for the last two years, and again for panel presentation on authentic student media and participatory culture. Check out the flyer below:


Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting some new people along the way.

Coming up in my next full post: Student memoir observations and the trials of writing my comprehensive exam responses.

Going to NCTE? Come Find Me!


Starting Thursday, I’ll be off to my second annual NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) convention. This year is in Washington D.C. I’m headed back to speak to the results of my pilot study I conducted last fall and to get feedback on my pursuit of my final doctoral study that will be here before I realize it. I’m excited to be part of the adventure again this year; last year was an amazing opportunity to network and connect with teachers and scholars about the state of our classrooms and the state of English education.

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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

A Whole New World: A Reflection of NCTE13


I’m currently sitting in Logan’s Airport in Boston awaiting a flight that won’t board for another hour and a half, so I think to ‘myself what better time to share my raw reactions to such an engaging weekend with people involved in all areas of the English field? Continue reading