Welcome. My name is Corbett Harrison, and I have been an educator since 1990, and a teacher-trainer 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 steps of the writing process. Every year, I challenge myself to improve my writing instruction even more, and this website is where I post my most successful new ideas.

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.

I have no available dates left in 2017.

In 2018, I may have availability between January 8-12, March 26- April 6, and June 11 - July 27, October 1-5.

If you would like to verify my availability for a specific date or dates in the windows offered above, please contact me at this e-mail address.

You can find general information about my workshops here.

Always
Write

 
       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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