I have been dithering about starting this blog for months now, and one of my (many) rationales for delay was the question of whether or not to create an anonymous persona for this blog.  I teach developmental (remedial) reading and writing at a four-year university. I plan to use this blog to honestly examine what happens in my classrooms, both good and bad, and the only way I can see to do that is to use a pseudonym.  Thus HeyTeach101 was born.

I am passionate about using Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences to engage my students in these subjects that traditionally have led them to shut down and tune out.  There is not a lot of literature on using multiple intelligences to teach developmental reading and writing in college, so I am hoping that with this blog those of us who are trying creative and fun new ways to reach students who struggle with college reading and writing can share our experiences and our expertise.  I’ll start, and you all join in as you can.

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