"Teaching After Hurricane Katrina," Alicia Blair "The ‘Not-Trying’ of Writing," Rachel Forrester

Rachel will engage participants in a reflective exercise, and share her thoughts about how a very spiritual “not trying,” or non-work, is what’s at the heart of the mysterious event when composition occurs.

Alicia will share her practical experiences during the Post-Katrina period with her sixth grade students. She will explain how allowing emotions into the classroom, and following specific strategies and activities, made her year productive and successful.


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