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Chris Girman, Ph.D., J.D., is an assistant professor specializing in creative nonfiction for the Department of Literary Arts at Point Park University.  He is an immigration attorney and has taught middle school for several years. His latest work of creative nonfiction, “Wrestling Windmills,” appears in the anthology What I Didn’t Know: True Stories of Becoming a Teacher (2016).  

Activity: Refurbishing

I recently read a quotation by Janet Finch, who reminds writers, “You’re a writer and you have to invent it from scratch, all by...

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Reflection on Professionalism & Participation

A handout distributed in class that asks students to reflect on their actions as a developing professional and their participation in class. Participation is...
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Characters, Conflict, and Goals

It can be difficult to reveal connections between key elements of craft in fiction writing classes, but this activity is designed to do just that.
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“Classroom Hacks” a Podcast for Educators 

The goal of the “Classroom Hacks” podcast is twofold: we are trying to provide an avenue for perspective and advice on teaching and we try to incorporate a little bit of lightheartedness and humor to help remind each other that we can relate to our interconnected, educational plight.