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James Moffett

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James Moffett 1952 B.A. in English from Harvard University
1953 A.M. in French from Harvard University "I went to grade school in Jackson,Mississippi, and a big high school in Toledo, Ohio" James
Moffet 1929-1996 Harvard University
University of California at Berkley
Phillips Exeter Academy
Middlebury College Teaching Career A Student Centered Language Arts: Grades K-12 - 1968, 1992
Teaching the Universe of Discourse - 1968, 1983
Interaction - 1973
Active Voice: A Writing Program across the Curriculum - 1981
Active Voices I-IV - 1987
Coming on Center: English Education in Evolution - 1981
Detecting Growth in Language - 1992
Harmonic Learning: Keynoting School Reform - 1992
The Universal Schoolhouse: Spiritual Awakening in Education -1994 Major Works Individualization Interaction Integration Individualization teaches each learner to select and sequence his own activities and materials Interaction arranges for students to center on and teach each other Integration interweaves allsymbolized and symbolizing subjects so that the student can effectively synthesize knowledge structures in their own mind -Moffett on Media- was a presentation that Moffett was going to give at the 1996 NCTE conference. Instead his friend and colleague of 35 years, Dr. Tom Gage, delivered this presentation as Moffett's ombudsman. Moffett was too ill at the time to attend the conference; he passed two months after this video was produced. In it, he lays out his vision of how a teacher might use technology in a Language Arts classroom based around his theory of the three I's. This video was produced by Tom Gage, funded by Ray Romano, and posted by Damian Koshnick. Moffett on Media Recipient of the Distinguished Author Award from the California Association of Teachers of English (1982)

Recipient of the NCTE David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research in the Teaching of English (1992)

NCTE and the National Writing Project created the James Moffett Award that grants support to teacher research projects inspired by the scholarship of James Moffett Honors and Awards "He has fearlessly forged ahead and also has graciously watched our profession struggle to catch up with the sheer sanity of his vision" - Betty Jane Wagner "There is no one in our profession i honor more. I stand in awe of him" - James Gray Quotes Questions Where was James Moffett born? Which book of his would be the most useful to read in the near future? How can we incorporate Individualization, Interaction, and Integration into a high school English classroom? Works Cited Gray, James. "Jim Moffett 1929-1996: An Apreciation." The Quarterly 19.1 (1997). Web. <www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/1215>.

Wagner, Betty Jane and Jim Gray. "Reflective Tributes to James Moffett's Influence on English Education." English Education 29.2 (1997). Web. <www.JSTOR.org.ucark.uca.edu/stable/40172927>.

Warnock, John. "Brief Reviews of Major Works of James Moffett." The Voice 6.1 (2001). Web. <www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/102>. www.youtube.com

www.ntce.org/cee/awards

www.ic.arizona.edu/ic/snsmith/cu/moffett.pdf

compfaqs.org/CompositionFounders/TheBiographicalProfileOfJamesMoffett
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