on Teaching with Technology
Sonja Bagby interviews Wendy Bishop
After I heard her keynote at the International Writing
Centers Association Conference in Savannah, GA, in April of
2002, I knew I must meet and interview Wendy Bishop for
KAIROS. Her "furnace-like glow" comes from joy in lifelong
learning but also from promoting that goal in students. As she
stated at IWCA, teachers aim to nurture student writers, "to
encourage them to care about writing-lifelong." She continues:
"When writing instruction works, craft sets the stage for art in a
similar way: students are prepared to write to the best of their
abilities." Also, she is a Writing Center person, as I am, and
she speaks of collaborative learning in her classrooms as a
"Writing Center state of mind."
Krista Homicz interviews Phillip Sipiora
In this interview, Sipiora reminds us of previous scholarship on the rhetorical concept of kairos and urges the interweaving of various forms of kairos with our everyday teaching, writing and scholarship. In some ways, Sipiora's interview reflects the ideas of various contributors to the multijournal collaboration on electronic publishing (issue 7.x in Kairos) who mention the ways that kairos has been appropriate within their professional lives. In further ways, Sipiora suggests advantageous openings for the writers and readers of Kairos to utilize the important intersections between the historical uses of the term and the journal's subject matter.