By Marjorie Barrett Logsdon

Marjorie Barrett Logsdon, a instructor of highschool English literature and composition, explores the reports that ended in her determination to rework her authoritarian pedagogical perform. Believing that sharing energy with scholars is extra conducive to writing-as-process (as against wrtiing-as-product), Marjorie is shocked to come across resistance, not just from scholars, yet inside herself.  Writing in the genre of the speculative/personal essay, Marjorie demanding situations her assumptions approximately "being in authority," "being an authority," and the "authority of students to writer texts."  Drawing from desires, thoughts, and stories, Marjorie weaves a considerate and insightful inquiry into the nuances of pedagogical authority. utilizing the metaphor of an alchemist's crucible, she clarifies "matters of text," "matters of time," and "matters of meaning." despite a teacher's box of analysis, Marjorie's inquiry bargains an inspiring instance of ways committed academics can inquire into the character in their personal pedagogical perform.  

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