Assistant Professor of English Heather Lindenman delivered the keynote address at “Difficult Conversations: Making Space for Diverse Ideas in the Writing Classroom,” Old Dominion University’s 40th annual spring conference on the teaching of writing.
Assistant Professor of English Heather Lindenman delivered the keynote address at Old Dominion University’s 40 Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing, held April 1-2 in Norfolk, VA.
The address, titled “Listening with Empathy, Writing for Change,” discussed ways that teachers can facilitate difficult conversations in the writing classroom. After considering ways that high school and college students learn to talk and listen across difference, the address provided strategies teachers can use to promote perspective-taking and empathic listening.
Lindenman also facilitated a workshop, titled “Seeking Multiple Perspectives in the Writing Classroom,” for all conference participants.