"It's exciting to see so many young people who not only care, but feel empowered to act! Several of the faculty at Green River Community College in Washington State just held the first of a series of "Teach-Ins" to…"
I've tried a few things that seem to work. The first is setting up a class blog (Edublogs.org is an excellent resource), and make weekly postings and responses a requirement for the class. This is the 21st Century version of…"
"Speaking of proper use of the English language, it would seem more accurate to say that Rosenthal was booted out of Starbucks for creating a disturbance and arguing with an employee, not for "incorrectly placing an order." Like many of us,…"
"Whenever my daughters would tell me that they were bored, I would tell them that was their choice. The world was not created to keep them entertained. The world is not boring unless we choose to not be interested.
Having said that, as an…"
"The writing classes I teach are relatively small (22-25 students), and I rely a lot on student participation. I present a concept, they respond to it, I ask questions, and they answer. Of course, I always answer their questions.
I mention this to…"
"Jeana, I like what you said about how we all approach this differently and get different results. One of the issues that I find myself dealing with is the idea that there is some universal answer that is going to work well for every student and…"
Thanks for your post. It's always good to be reminded that the decisions we make as faculty impact our students. Please try to keep in mind that we, too, are human beings. We make mistakes, and we each have our strengths and our…"
Thanks for friending me, and for the compliment on my page. If you look in the right hand column of your page, you'll see a link for "Settings." Just click on that link, and you will go to an area where you can see your…"
I use many of the Angel features for my classes -- from linking students to videos and websites to encouraging online discussions. I also assign group projects and set up "teams" on Angel so they have a way to communicate and work…"
I joined this group for several reasons. Besides being a community college English instructor in Washington State, I am the union president of our faculty local and one of the VP's of our state organization. During the last few years,…"