My classroom is a safe, respectful, collaborative learning environment. Students must take responsibility for their own educations but are allowed to pursue their own interests within the course's basic framework. I teach using a range of technology and media: SmartBoards, the kids' cell phones, apps like GroupMe and Merlin, Pinterest, YouTube, Khan Academy, Blackboard, Canvas, and WhippleHill, both Macintosh and Windows-based computers and projection systems, etc. My goal is to meet students where they are and use their technology to teach them. I delivered a paper on teaching outdoors at the 2016 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference.
Sample Syllabi

All Courses: By Location
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
EH 101: English Composition I. Fall 2017, Fall 2018.
EH 102: English Composition II. Spring 2017.
Indian Springs School, Birmingham, AL
Wilderness Literature. Spring 2017.
Experimental Literature. Each semester Fall 2014-Fall 2016.
Critical Reading and Analytical Writing. Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.
Feminist Literature. Spring 2013.
World Literature. Spring 2012 and Fall 2012.
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
ENG 102: Honors Writing II. Spring 2004 and Fall 2004.
HMN 242: Hermann Hesse’s World. Fall 2003.
ENG 201: Advanced Writing I. Spring 2003.
ENG 101: Writing I. Fall 2002, Fall 2008, Fall 2009.
UBE 101: The University Experience. Fall 2000.
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
ENWR 380: Academic and Professional Writing. Fall 2006.
In addition, I have tutored writing and taught workshops such as a personal essay writing workshop at Vestavia Hills Library.
ALL COURSES: BY DATE
2018-2019: English 101-102, Freshman Composition Sequence, UAB (3/TBA)
2017-2018: English 101-102, Freshman Composition Sequence, UAB (1/1)
2016-2017: Experimental Literature and Wilderness Literature, 12th Grade, Indian Springs School (1/1)
2015-2016: Experimental Literature, 12th Grade, Indian Springs School (1/1)
2014-2015: Experimental Literature, 12th Grade, Indian Springs School (1/1)
2013-2014: Critical Reading and Analytical Writing, 10th-11th Grade, Indian Springs School (1/1)
2012-2013: World Literature and Feminist Literature, 12th Grade, Indian Springs School (1/1)
2011-2012: World Literature, 12th Grade, Indian Springs School (0/1)
2010-2011: Studying in the MLS Degree Program 
2008-2009: English 101-201, Freshman Composition Sequence,SUNY Buffalo (2/2)
2007-2008 Working as a Bookseller and Librarian 
Fall 2006: ENWR 380, Academic and Professional Writing, University of Virginia (1/0)
2005-2006: Granted University of Virginia non-teaching Presidential Fellowship 
Spring 2005: Studying abroad in Sweden and Austria 
Fall 2004: ENG 102, Honors Freshman Composition, SUNY Buffalo (1/0)
2003-2004: HMN 242, Hermann Hesse, and ENG 102, Honors Freshman Composition, SUNY Buffalo (1/1)
2002-2003: ENG 101-201, Freshman Composition Sequence, SUNY Buffalo (1/1)
2001-2002: Finishing undergraduate degree at Buffalo 
Fall 2001: UBE 101: University Experience, SUNY Buffalo (1/0)

Pedagogical Influences
Maria Montessori and Friedrich Froebel (early education)
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