Robert Hayden: Those Winter Sundays

Assemblage: “English 409.4 “Using Technology to Teach Writing in the Middle School and High school: The Importance of Paying Attention” Fall 2002

English 409.4 was a class for area teachers who were interesting in getting a certification in the teaching of writing. There were six courses in the sequence taught one a semester. Each course met every other Saturday for six hours. My class would be half of the time in a seminar room and have in the computer classroom next door. Sounds exhausting I know, and IT WAS EXHAUSTING, but totally woth it. The teachers had lives and families, and things they had to do on at least some weekends. Every other weekend was a necessity; it made the class doable for me and the teachers.