After a hiatus CCE is re-opening, under new management but with the same mission to open up a space for community college English teachers to share ideas, questions, complaints. From what I've seen, most CCE teachers these days, with four or five (or more) classes, buried under paperwork for most of the semester, have a hard time finding time to talk to each other. But how often have you read an article and wanted to find someone to say Here, look, read this! Wouldn't this be a great thing to use in the classroom! Or wanted to share a new assignment that resulted in some fantastic essays? Or had some question about a student you weren't quite sure how to handle? Or wanted some suggestions about a good novel to use with yr comp class? Think of this blog as a bulletin board, as the coffee hour faculty no longer have the time to take.
I've been blogging since 2004, but the posts on my own blog have been getting much longer and less frequent, the opposite of what's normally recommended for the up-and-coming blogger. I value the practice of blogging, the way it helps me untangle my thoughts as I link together readings and experience in the classroom. But I hope this will be a different sort of blog, a much livelier place, with lots of voices chiming in.
So (here's the invitation part)
- if you're a CCE teacher with yr own blog already, please send me yr blog name and URL so I can add it to the blogroll
- if you're interested in being a contributor, please send me an email; those of you who have yr own blogs, feel free to post summaries and links to yr own favorite posts; if you've never blogged before, try it out here!
(Those of you who have been contributors in the past should still have active accounts; let me know if you have any problems.)