Coming Soon: Guest Bloggers

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I don’t often get the chance to chat with teachers outside my program using Emerging.  That’s about to change.  Next semester we’re hoping to have several guest bloggers talking about using the text and the challenges they face both with the text and in the classroom.<!more>

This isn’t a series of pat promos.  I’m hoping for critical dialogue and engaged interaction.  That’s the goal for my classroom as well, because it’s that kind of conversation that leads to informed revision and ultimately better writing.  That process (as I try to remind students) doesn’t just belong to the isolated world of the writing classroom.  I think it’s inherent to all writing and just as important for larger issues—civic engagement, political action, personal decision making.

So look for new voices and if you’d like to join in let me know.  Erm, I’m not sure how (since most comments on this blog end up as spam ) but I’ll work with the Bedford folks to find avenues for you to contribute.

I definitely look forward to hearing what you have to say!

About the Author
Barclay Barrios is an Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing Programs at Florida Atlantic University, where he teaches freshman composition and graduate courses in composition methodology and theory, rhetorics of the world wide web, and composing digital identities. He was Director of Instructional Technology at Rutgers University and currently serves on the board of Pedagogy. Barrios is a frequent presenter at professional conferences, and the author of Emerging.