My method of teaching addresses all levels of experience and wide ranges of professional backgrounds, and each workshop is adapted to the particular objectives of the group with whom I work – from three-year-old children to thesis writers and researchers – on how to bring creative practices to thesis and technical writing as a mode of inquiry.
In all my workshops I invite play – play is the place where originality and creativity begin.
And stuff gets people playing!
Working with assorted, carefully collected objects, I am essentially a bag lady, in that I never go teaching empty handed. My biggest problems teaching internationally are my objects – getting through customs with so many things that must be explained. Sometimes I show customs officers how I use them…
Workshops I have taught include:
- Winning with Words — for trial lawyers on how to reach a jury more effectively
- Poets & PhDs & Tech Writers — exploring parallels between thesis writing and poetry
- Beyond Academia — the use of creative practices from other disciplines to find new dimensions, to use as a mode of inquiry, to enliven writing in order to reach wider audiences
- Writing to Reflect — for healthcare and other service providers on how to use writing as reflection
- From Memos to Monologues — clear and concise business writing – in notes, proposals, presentations, and reports
- Interaction — to facilitate better communication in the workplace, generate new approaches to work, reduce hierarchy through the shared challenge of creative expression
- Teaching Teachers — how to teach writing and thinking skills
- Keys to Writing — how to make image and use the arc of story
- Selling Your Self — the art of listening, never taking no, and winning people over
- Inside and Out — how to explore personal issues and examine one’s inside world through writing
- Writing Together — a shared experience in risk taking for families, parents and kids, and siblings of all ages