I have over twenty years of experience teaching middle school, high school,community college and home school classes. Currently, I teach writing, test prep, and Effective Learning classes at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon, and private writing and literature classes for home schooled high school students.
1. Teach the skill. 2. Model the skill. 3. (Students) practice the skill. 4. Everybody has as much fun as possible.
I have received two awards for humor columns I wrote in the 90s for a local newspaper, The Springfield (Oregon) NEWS.
B.A. George Fox University, Newberg, OR M.A. California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA
I have been a free-lance and contracted writer for about twenty-five years. My writing credits include newspaper, magazine, public relations, inspirational writing, and a humor-based language arts book: CPR, Breathing Life Into Sentences That Might As Well Be Pushing Up Daisies (Cottonwood Press/Prufrock Press, 2010). It is targeted to students from 7th to 12th grades and provides ways for students to "breathe life" into their writing by using a number of stylistic devices and sentence patterns.