See You @ #NCTE2016


The National Council for Teachers of English begins this week in Atlanta. For the first time in four years, I do not have to travel. (I enjoy exploring new cities, so I’m a little bummed, but saving the money is nice.) I am only presenting once this year as part of the annual round table I have been a part of since I began my doctoral studies. What is fun about this year is I’m nearly done with my dissertation, and I have all kinds of goodies from the research to discuss with my table. The feedback from the respondent will be timely as well and may help as I work to cross the finish line. If you’re going to be in Atlanta this week, hit me up @theprofjones (Twitter).

Here’s my session info:

Title: Collective Advocacy: The Research and Practice of English Education Doctoral Students (B.28)
Time: Friday, November 18; 11:00-12:15
Location: B206

Live from NCTE ’15: Launching ‘The Bricoleurs’


Folks, this has been months in the making. I alluded to something very cool happening way back in August in hopes this venture would materialize a bit sooner, but as we all know, life gets in the way. Thankfully, the day has finally come to launch a new blog representing me and some of my closest colleagues as a collective of novice scholars and veteran teachers.

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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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