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 16, 2018
Guest post from Brian Oliu reflecting on how we make adjustments in the classroom.
December 13, 2018
Mark Bresnan of Colorado St. University asks a common question with a complicated answer.
December 11, 2018
Some interesting parallels between NPR's temps and higher ed contingent faculty. 
December 5, 2018
What if blogging was part of everyone's job? (If they wanted it to be.)
December 3, 2018
What happens when the predicted disruption didn't occur?
November 29, 2018
Hockey pucks for active shooters and other things I don't understand.
November 25, 2018
At least, it doesn't have to be, if you don't want it to be.
November 19, 2018
Joshua Eyler answers questions about his new book, How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories Behind Effective Teaching.
November 15, 2018
In my experience as editor of a cultishly popular humor website, seeking diversity was a key to improving quality.
November 13, 2018
Here is my memory of the quadratic equation: plug and chug.

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