I have taught many workshops with teachers, both in the US and abroad, at schools, universities, teaching centers, and international conferences. For example, as a featured presenter for three years at the European Council of International Schools, I held my workshop, Teaching Teachers Live, where I demonstrated my method with fifteen students (new to me) in front of 350 teachers, explaining each step with students to the teachers. For places I have taught, see Master classes.
I invite teachers to participate in the same process I offer students, sparking ideas and finding threads to follow in creating a piece. As teachers create, I am able to address many of their issues, and they are able to understand on a deeper level what the challenges might be for their students in writing or performing. My method is highly interactive and participatory. People write, create spoken pieces, and share – overcoming the doubts and confusion we all feel when we take the risk to create. And they savor the exhilaration of expressing their surprising ideas.
Comments on my work:
“Carol is not only a talented writer, but she also has a gift for teaching her craft as well as for instructing others how to teach it.”
—Clara Pollerman Duff, principal Merrimack Schools, New Hampshire