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Long Time, No Blog!

andrea_lunsford
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Greetings to teachers of writing everywhere. I am back from a summer hiatus and looking forward—albeit with a cautious lump in my throat—to a new school year. Stanford faculty, staff, and students will be back in person, with some substantial exceptions, but vaccinated and masked. The university has all kinds of contingency and backup plans, and I will not be surprised if they have to use them. So we begin another year of unknowns!

I’d so love to hear from you about what your teaching is like throughout this fall semester and about how you and your students are doing. I’m wishing you all a safe, rewarding year of teaching!

Image Credit: "Counting down the days" by hjl, used under a CC BY-NC 2.0 license

About the Author
Andrea A. Lunsford is the former director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University and teaches at the Bread Loaf School of English. A past chair of CCCC, she has won the major publication awards in both the CCCC and MLA. For Bedford/St. Martin's, she is the author of The St. Martin's Handbook, The Everyday Writer and EasyWriter; The Presence of Others and Everything's an Argument with John Ruszkiewicz; and Everything's an Argument with Readings with John Ruszkiewicz and Keith Walters. She has never met a student she didn’t like—and she is excited about the possibilities for writers in the “literacy revolution” brought about by today’s technology. In addition to Andrea’s regular blog posts inspired by her teaching, reading, and traveling, her “Multimodal Mondays” posts offer ideas for introducing low-stakes multimodal assignments to the composition classroom.