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.
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 might struggle to accomplish learning outcomes, get frustrated about the writing process, and result in more work for teachers when it’s time to give feedback. By situating
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 to plan activities that students can do in collaboration with each other and to contribute to content of the course. My post on GradHacker discusses
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 to the Syllabus, I decided to undertake a full redesign of my syllabus, including visual design. My post on GradHacker has some tips on making a
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 at the library for a writing session, or setting up a writing exchange.
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 to build a website (including registering your own domain), and doesn’t involve a lick of HTML.
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 working together.
As a writing instructor, I’ve picked up a few helpful strategies for giving feedback to student writers.