I'm teaching two courses this summer, both good. In my creative nonfiction writing class, they are producing good work and writing along with them forced me to start on a memoir book project. That won't show up here, becasue it is realy a book, not the episodic thing that would chunk out into column-like chapters. … Continue reading Advice to an advocacy student writer
Note to those teaching writing online as Graduate Teaching Assistants this fall
I originally wrote this as a note to the graduate teaching assistants in my department who will be getting the one-two punch this falI--they will be teaching Writing II instead of Writing I for the first time and they will be teaching writing online for the first time. You may feel that one of those … Continue reading Note to those teaching writing online as Graduate Teaching Assistants this fall
Manifesto, Try 2
I ended up using the blogs on Blackboard for two reasons, ones that in the end, make sense. One, it is easier for the students to access. They can see each other's entries right there. Two, I can too.. This is one-stop shopping, so to speak, and that ease in communication counts for something. There's … Continue reading Manifesto, Try 2
A Manifesto about Creating a Manifesto
I'm teaching Gender Issues in Language and Literature this spring and as part of it, will be blogging along with my students. At first, I thought I might have then=m blog within Blackboard, thinking that would make it easier all around if not a little boring, but hey! easier is better, right? Well, it wasn't;t … Continue reading A Manifesto about Creating a Manifesto
I had six Intro to Poetry students succeed with the Poem-a-Day Challenge. Three of them did all 30 days. Wow!
Early morning conferences week landscape.
As a writing instructor, my goal is to create independent writers. In every portfolio’s holistic comment, some variation of the phrase “In future, independent writing, you…” was used and still is. That looking forward is a primary reason for a portfolio.
Another Reason to Blog
While writing a response to an email for my Teaching Writing Online class, as often happens, I quickly transferred it to an announcement instead, thinking that if one student had this question, others would too. I use Blackboard and this has an "email this announcement" option which makes the announcement both immediate yet available in … Continue reading Another Reason to Blog
Computer-Mediated Pedagogy: Then and Now
My student blog posts for ENG 704: Teaching Writing Online are rolling in and it warms that cockles of my bloggy heart. I think back to when I was a grad student taking Computer-Mediated Pedagogy from Dr. Kristine Blair in the early 2000s, then at Bowling Green State University and now Professor and Dean, College … Continue reading Computer-Mediated Pedagogy: Then and Now
Looks Count for Blogs Too
The first reflective blog posts based on the readings are coming in for my Teaching Writing Online class and I must congratulation all the early writers have done their first reflective post. The module ends on January 28, so yea early writers! There is even have one comment, a choice they all have that gives extra credit but really, … Continue reading Looks Count for Blogs Too