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.

This October, I am presenting in both Carson City, Nevada (October 8) and Billings, Montana (October 21).

Our spring break here is March 20-31, 2017. As of yet, I have had no requests for either of my two weeks off. As soon as I book a session during one of those weeks, I will take down the availability of the other so that I have a little time off this spring.

I have already begun receiving requests for the summer of 2017, but nothing has been officially booked yet.

You can find general information about the cost of my workshops here.

If you would like to check my availability for 2016-17, please contact me at this e-mail address.

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       Because writing--when taught right--can be the most enjoyable part of your teaching day, I created this website.

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Some of your pictures are worth ten-thousand words...at the very least. Show them to your students; they'll start bringing in their own.

As a writing teacher, I always ask my students to bring in funny or favorite family photographs, and we use these to inspire memoir or snapshot writing. Sometimes my writers write their best descriptions based on their own photographs, but just as often, my young authors write brilliantly based on the photographs of other students.

For whatever reason, intriguing pictures inspire great writing, be they your pictures or someone else's. On this page, I share some favorite family pictures in hopes they might inspire writing from you. I challenge you to post some of your pictures somewhere so that others might discover what stories they could tell.

At the WritingFix website, we feature a digital photo page and annual photo contest for students that you can visit by clicking here.

Click here to visit my on-line write-up for using personal photos as Writer's Notebook prompts!

Photos I Could Easily Write about...Do You Have Photos Like These from your Life?

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Some Photos I Just Love:

My lovely Dena in Portland's Rose Garden!

Our puppy, Bentley--August 2008--he's grown into quite the dog!
   

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