BiographyJason Griffith is the author of From Me to We; Using Narrative Nonfiction to Broaden Student Perspectives. Jason is a Teaching Associate and PhD Student (English Education) at Arizona State University. A National Board Certified Teacher and Fellow of the National Writing Project, Jason taught middle school and high school English for 12 years in Carlisle, PA. In 2012, Jason received NCTE’s Edwin A. Hoey Award for Outstanding Middle Level Educator, and he currently serves on NCTE’s Middle Level Section Steering Committee.
Jason has presented at numerous national and regional conferences, and his work has been published in the Language Arts Journal of Michigan as well as collected volumes published by the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) and Rowman & Littlefield. Jason also has written for Hippocampus Magazine, the Nerdy Book Club, Talking Writing, and the Pennsylvania Council of the Teachers of English Language Arts (PCTELA) blog.
Jason lives in Phoenix with his wife Kelly, a talented visual artist and graphic designer, and three overfed cats.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
English Education, Secondary Writing Instruction, Narrative/Creative/Literary Nonfiction, Music in the English Language Arts, Student Participatory Media, and Contemplative Pedagogy
Writing Creative Nonfiction, Swimming, Running, Triathlon, Hiking, Backpacking, Camping, Playing Guitar, Listening to live music, Storytelling, Conservation
Published: Jan 01, 2012 by Language Arts Journal of Michigan
Authors: Jason J. Griffith
This article details a 12-bar blues songwriting unit within a poetry unit as part of an 8th grade English Language Arts class.
Published: Jul 11, 2016
This interactive workshop will engage participants in creative nonfiction strategies and activities in critical reading and writing which they can adapt for use with middle and high school students.