Tuesday, July 08, 2008

In Good Company

I recently had the good fortune to be involved in the South Texas Writing Project -- a local wing of the National Writing Project -- here at Texas A&M International University in Laredo.

The amount of material, and its depth -- aimed at teaching instructors how to teach writing -- is hard to fathom: even a little over a week after its four weeks concluded. Lesson-after-lesson whizzed before our small group in Pellegrino Hall Room 203 with breakfast provided by STWP instructors and fellows. I just tried to be a good fellow, and it was good to be a fellow.

Several of our writing projects were enhanced through revision, feedback, and more feedback. Feedback is hard to get, too.

After being a fellow, I have to advocate participating in NWP actions. We were lucky to have been directed by Dr. Ellen Barker and Dora Flores. Barker will soon be teaching at Nicholls State University, but Flores, who teaches at Laredo Community College, remains. Dr., or soon to be, Bernice Sanchez-Perez, of TAMIU, will become the new on-site director for the STWP.

Learn more about the NWP online at


At 9:05 PM, Blogger SeanclaesDOTcom said...

Sounds like it was an interesting time.

Hope all is well Mike.
- Sean


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