I've decided to start a new short post series here to focus on teaching tips every Tuesday. I mentor quite a few graduate student teachers, and their brilliant questions always make me realize I've amassed a good number of teaching tips over the past decade. These tips are based on my experience teaching in higher … Continue reading Teaching Tip Tuesday
The other day a student privately messaged me on Zoom and said "You look tired. Thanks so much for all that you do for this course. It must be difficult." If you're a teacher you might balk at the observation about my looks, but to be fair to the student, I did look tired! My … Continue reading Is Your Teaching Energy Jar Filled with Sand or Rocks?
I was actually going to write about a different topic this week, but in a recent meeting a colleague mentioned how fatigued she was because her virtual synchronous sessions were basically all black boxes with the same four students participating each time. This particular colleague is up for a pretty rad teaching award this year, … Continue reading 10 Tips for Virtual, Synchronous Participation
I attended my first large virtual conference recently at Northeast MLA where I chaired a panel and presented a paper. Even though I didn't get to attend all the sessions and meetups that I had ambitiously added to my conference agenda, I was able to make it to a good number of excellent panels. The … Continue reading NeMLA Roundup: All Things Digital
Last semester I was asked to help facilitate a short workshop on strategies for providing feedback on low-stakes work in online writing-intensive (WIT) classes. It seems the pivot to online instruction has left faculty overwhelmed with the amount of written feedback they think is necessary in an online class. I should mention that *most* of … Continue reading A “Less is More” Feedback Model for Online Writing Intensive Classes