Have you ever wondered where your teachers or classmates came to learn such notions as "form and content" or "the writing process?" Zeigler demystifies writing pedagogy with this clear account of his teaching experiences. He shares the exercises he has used in the classroom (at times, as step-by step lesson plans), the affects they had on his students, and samples of his students' poetry. His last chapter, "Workshop Projects" focuses on ideas for classroom projects, which culminate in performances or the publishing of student work. At the end is an appendix with advice on how to engage eager and troubled students, alike, and how to prepare them when a visiting writer is part of the weekly curriculum.
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