John Warner

A blog by John Warner, writer/editor/speaker/consultant with more than twenty years of experience teaching college-level writing. His newest books are Why They Can't Write: Killing the Five-Paragraph Essay and Other Necessities, and The Writer's Practice: Building Confidence in Your Nonfiction WritingHe is editor emeritus of McSweeney's Internet Tendency and you can read his weekly column at the Chicago Tribune

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December 3, 2017
With class, I always think about what I'm privileging and why.
November 28, 2017
There's always ideologies at work when we make pedagogical choices. 
November 26, 2017
What does it mean when we decide to ban something (like laptops) in the classroom?
November 21, 2017
...and actually not all that innovative.
November 14, 2017
No. But what if there's too much to grade? Solutions inside.
November 13, 2017
But that doesn't mean we can or should teach it in school.
November 10, 2017
…when we can just start believing them.
November 8, 2017
Early on I didn't consider why certain standards were in place. I now try to ask questions and make more informed choices.
November 2, 2017
Announcing my new ed tech consultancy.
October 31, 2017
I used to think my job was to shorten the learning curve. I think differently now.

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