> What if "colleague" is *not* defined as "friend"? What if "colleague"
> (especially at the level of FYC) is something like co-inquirer, a
> "teacher" who has constructed her or his course so that students and
> teachers engage in writing projects that Eric might consider to be "real
> writing" situations? What if the teacher / colleague were in part casting
> herself into the role of writer / learner (who might just happen to know
> some things that "students" don't know about writing / reading; but who
> acknowledges that students can "teach" too) as much as in the obvious
> role of teacher / authority?
Glenn, you caught what I do quite well. My students and i share the
learning in the classroom. I have noisy groups who work with each other
sometimes outside of class as well. I teach nontraditional students
mostly--which is why much of this works,I think!!--and we all share the