Monday, May 18, 2015

Article 12 - "Tutoring Style, Tutoring Ethics: The Continuing Relevance of the Directive/Nondirective Instructional Debate"


This week's article by Steven Corbett discusses directive and non directive tutoring as a continuum rather than a debate with distinct sides.  What are your opinions on this idea?  Do you believe that directive tutoring and non directing tutoring strategies are usually not used together, or do they sometimes blend within a consultation?  Which approach do you find most effective at the high school level?  Support your opinion with evidence from the article and your experience as a consultant.  

Remember to include the following in your COMPLETE PARAGRAPH RESPONSE:
  • Your impressions of the article (likes/dislikes/agree/disagree)
  • How does it connect to writing centers at large?
  • How can it be applied to the MHS Writing Center?

Monday, May 4, 2015


Article 11 - "Words, Images, Sounds: Writing Centers as Multiliteracy Centers"

In the article, Sheridan raises the question of whether consultants should help students with traditional texts or embrace the new age of multilteracy that writing seems to be heading towards. What do you think? Should consultants be expected to have considerable knowledge about several modes of literacy, such as website creation, photography editing, or traditional document design? Do you think that this is necessary for a high school setting?  Is it realistic? Support your opinions with evidence from the article and your experiences consulting. 

Remember to include the following in your COMPLETE PARAGRAPH RESPONSE:
  • Your impressions of the article (likes/dislikes/agree/disagree)
  • How does it connect to writing centers at large?
  • How can it be applied to the MHS Writing Center?