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Welcome. My name is Corbett Harrison. I have been an educator since 1990, and a teacher-trainer and University adjunct professor since 1998. I specialize in teaching writing using differentiated instruction techniques. I also focus on critical thinking skills, especially during the pre-writing and revision stages of the writing process. I retired from the classroom in June of 2019, and I will continue to consult with schools, districts, and states who are more interested in developing quality writing plans, not buying from one-size-fits-all writing programs.

Beginning over the summer of 2019, I will be available once again to train teachers your school or district if you would like to hire a qualified and dynamic trainer. You can find general information about my workshops here.

If you would like to check my availability for a specific date or dates for the 2019-20 school year, please contact me at this e-mail address. My calendar is already fillling up with workshop engagements.

 

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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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