Category: Teaching Tips

Teaching tips, tools, and hacks as well as descriptions of lessons

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Bell Ringers and Community Building

What’s New? In the final reflections that my students write for me and in official course instructor evaluations, our practice…

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Writing Slant

One year later: One year after my first lesson introducing my student’s to the slant essay I continue to be…

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Why I Care About Authentic Writing

Inauthentic disposable writing assignments do not make writers and do not help students learn how to write. Authentic writing breaks that shameful cycle and shows students that writing matters and that writers wield power.

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How We Began

I have always put a lot of thought into how I begin each semester – especially in the fall when…

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Jam Session or Writing Marathon?

My heart sank when I read the email from my department chair that one of my online classes for the…

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Authentic Teaching

One of my mentor teachers had a line that echoes in my head many years after we lost her: be…