I’m an Instructional Technologist at Smith College, and a doctoral candidate in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Short, focused discussions of key concepts or ideas can be a great way to support student learning when they’re working independently or at a distance.
Finding time to fit writing into my schedule can be a real challenge. While in the past I’ve relied on binge-writing to make it through important milestones, I’ve found that practicing […]
Silences and occlusions represent ideological positions in the Writing Across the Curriculum movement. Several major professional associations have taken-up WAC through issuing position statements: NCTE, CCCC, CWPA, NWP, and INWAC. […]
I work with a lot of instructors who use writing in their teaching. One of the challenges of teaching with writing is that without the right kinds of support, students […]
Just because you’re teaching an online class doesn’t mean you can’t have students work and learn together. As I’m building an online class in preparation this summer, I’m also trying […]
Who says that your syllabus should only be used on the first day of class? Perhaps it’s an issue of design. After getting some inspiration from a post on Creative Approaches […]
Making the transition from coursework to independent research can be a real challenge as a writer. Sometimes it helps to find other people to work with whether that be sharing a table […]
A professional website can be a great way to share your work, network with potential colleagues, and get involved in new projects. This post offers a great step-by-step guide of how […]
This semester I tried to take a more collaborative approach to how students in my class approached the research process and found that they really got a lot out of […]
As a writing instructor, I’ve picked up a few helpful strategies for giving feedback to student writers.
American television has had a long-standing fascination with the character of the witch. With a little wit, camp, and some low-budget special effects, these fantasy women negotiate the performance of […]