Teaching Tip Tuesday: Save the Praise

I keep a folder titled "Student Praise" in which I save emails from students praising their experience in my class. This might seem like an obvious thing to do for "demonstrating teaching excellence," but I only just started doing it a couple years ago. I figured if no one has ever told me I should … Continue reading Teaching Tip Tuesday: Save the Praise

Making Your Career 90% Awesome

Recently I was listening to this podcast by Cathy Mazak about designing your academic career to be 90% awesome. I found myself nodding along as she described how she wasn't willing to just muddle through an academic job that wasn't, for the most part, satisfying. I didn't realize this has been my M. O. since … Continue reading Making Your Career 90% Awesome

10 Tips for Virtual, Synchronous Participation

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

A “Less is More” Feedback Model for Online Writing Intensive Classes

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

The #DHattheCC Project: Digital Humanities Needs Community Colleges

Check out my guest post on Teaching Pals' Pedagogy and American Literary Studies blog. I'm writing about our #DHattheCC movement and my experiments using DH in the community college classroom.  After attending the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Implementing the Digital Humanities in Community Colleges last summer, I was determined to try … Continue reading The #DHattheCC Project: Digital Humanities Needs Community Colleges