Welcome. My name is Corbett Harrison, and I have been an educator and a teacher-trainer since August of 1990. I specialize in teaching writing using differentiated instruction. I also focus on critical thinking techniques, especially during the pre-writing and revision steps of the writing process. Every year, I challenge myself to improve my instruction: I am curretly developing grammar and vocabulary lessons so that they're differentiated and promote deep, critical thinking skills, and I incorporate them into my classroom routines to promote a student-centered classroom environment.

The Northern Nevada district I serve has a "balanced calendar" that has me teaching from early August to early June, and during my 7 weeks of summer and during my two annual two-week breaks, I independently contract to present workshops to school districts and professional organizations around the country.

The winter and spring of 2017 are mostly booked up at this point. Beginning in mid-June, I will be available to present at summer workshops in your district or state.

You can find general information about my workshops here.

If you would like to check my availability for summer of 2017, 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.

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My friend Sue Gonyou is creating a new set of resources to honor the Common Core in her social studies and enrichment classes!

Time Transitions in History: What is it? Daily power-points that focus on world history, American history, daily vocabulary and a bonus corner (that includes quotes, riddles and interesting facts). Each “corner” has a question to trigger creative and critical thought.

How was it developed? Each slide was based on key events in history. In addition, vocabulary common to a variety of state standards and the 12 Power Words were incorporated in the development.

Click here to open Sue's flyer for this product.
Contact Sue with questions at this e-mail address: sgrun716@aol.com

Interested in Sue's "Time Transitions in History" Slides?

FREEBIE!: Here are the first 15 days of September free. If you would like to continue, please use the PayPal link at right to make the purchase. Sue should have the link sent to you within 24 hours.

Don't have PowerPoint? Click here for the PDF version.




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Purchase today and you'll receive all 366 "Time Transitions in History" slides in both PowerPoint and PDF formatting..