My name is Corbett Harrison, and I have been an educator since 1990, and a teacher-trainer since 1998. Help me write my book report specialize in teaching writing using differentiated instruction techniques. I also focus on critical thinking skills, especially during the pre-writing and revision steps of the writing process. Every year, I challenge myself to improve my writing instruction even more, and this website is where I post my most successful new ideas.
I’m preparing to retire from the classroom at the end of the 2018-19 school year. Beginning in the summer of 2019, I will be available once again to train teachers your school or district if you would like to hire me. You can find general information about my workshops here. If you would like to verify my availability for a specific date or dates starting in June of 2019, please contact me at this e-mail address. Because writing–when taught right–can be the most enjoyable part of your teaching day, I created this website.
A painter keeps a sketchbook–a place to pencil-sketch persons and objects that might eventually be included in a painting. A writer’s notebook, which all my students record original ideas in daily, serves as a our “painter’s sketchbook” for our future writer’s workshop pieces. True storytenth grade made me hate journals! Daily, I was forced to maintain a journal in my sophomore English class. I learned to despise that spiral notebook because keeping it seemed so very pointless and very messy to me. I mostly loved the character of Cassius, and I re-read his dialogue carefully, trying to understand his rhetorical strategies as he convinced Brutus to kill his friend–Caesar–for the good of the government.