Greetings! I’m Tim Haag and I’m working on a number of writing experiments, including a Teachable project [I’m not calling it a ‘course’ as it’s more of a ‘come- along-and-watch!’ tour. More on that later.]
Thinking deep, deep thoughts…about dinner.
My background: I have a B.A. in Journalism and covered high school basketball for the Salinas Californian. I authored curriculum guides for teachers and two Internet for Teachers books and have countless stories gathering digital dust on my hard drives.
I taught for 21 years, grades 3-12 [though chiefly grammar school, and for 11 years, assisted teachers with weaving technology into their curriculum.
Throughout my teaching years, I am most appreciative of my years as a teaching assistant for the Monterey Bay Aquarium and my training in the Essential Elements of Instruction as well as cooperative learning.
My most impactful training experience, however, has to be the Central California Writers Project, an outgrowth of the National Writing Project. Along with my journalism degree, it launched me into a number of writing ventures, including this website.
Projects in motion:
- a website in which I post excerpts of book in progress, with requests for feedback from visitors
- a Teachable course as an off-shoot of the above website
- sets of eCards for sale
- a tongue-in-cheek look at first dates [ebook]
- a second Writing Warmups book–this one intended for an older audience
Note: Some of the links to books and resources pay me a small amount of money. So far, [as of September 2017], I’ve raked in–ummm, let me check– $0.00, so let’s just say, it’s not a big priority. Just wanting to let you know.