Am I Ever Going to Use This Stuff? Transfer and College Writing

Adam R. Pope is the current interim director of Composition at the University of Arkansas, where he also directs the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Public Rhetorics.  Adam PopeImage Credit: Adam Pope As a technical writer who also happens to currently be the director of Composition at an institution serving over 6,000 students annually in the …

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Why Change When Change Is Hard?

Jen Vojtko Rubí is an assistant professor and educator at the University of Cincinnati and coordinates the intensive, basic language program there, assisting over 25 instructors who are primarily teaching assistants and adjuncts.   I arrived at Cincinnati in the fall of 2017 as a coordinator of the Basic Spanish Program, and I spent that year observing how the program works and getting to know …

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Data Literacy Reimagined

Deborah Stone is a renowned scholar who has taught at Brandeis, MIT, and other universities around the world. Her award-winning book Policy Paradox has captivated readers through three decades, four editions, and six translations—but who’s counting? Her new book, Counting: How We Use Numbers to Decide What Matters, is now available in paperback from Liveright and can be adopted …

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Teaching after COVID: Finding New Energy with Technology

Claudia Sánchez-Gutiérrez is the coordinator of the first-year Spanish program at University of California, Davis.  The first-year Spanish program at UC Davis is composed of three consecutive courses because we are on the quarter system: Spanish 1, 2, and 3. Each quarter, 23 sections of those courses are offered, almost all taught by graduate teaching assistants, most of whom have never taught on their …

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Teaching Interplanetary Distances Using a Human Solar System

Dr. Michael Dunham is an assistant professor in the physics department at SUNY Fredonia. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in astronomy from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.S. in physics and astronomy from the University of Rochester. In this post, he shares how he shows students the size and scale …

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Using Technology to Build a Better Relationship with Students 

Dave Monahan is an award-winning filmmaker, professor at University of North Carolina Wilmington, and coauthor of Looking at Movies, an introduction to film text. As part of his work on the book, he has created dozens of videos illustrating cinematic concepts and techniques. In this blog post, Monahan reflects on how multimedia learning and adaptive quizzing created a positive change in his introduction to film classes.    Dave MonahanImage Credit: …

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What’s in a Story? Using Student Narratives to Enhance Your Writing and Teaching

Bruce Punches has been teaching interpersonal and public communication at Kalamazoo Valley Community College for many years. He is also a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in marriage and family therapy. As I strolled to class one day, a former student, Cliff, yelled out my name in the busy hallway. With a big grin, …

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Cultivating a Growth Mindset Using Online Assessment and Group Exams

Grace Ferris is an assistant professor of Chemistry at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, where she teaches General Chemistry I & II, Organic Chemistry I & II, Introductory Biochemistry, and Life Chemistry: Drugs in Our Lives. She earned her BA in Chemistry with a minor in Education from Mount Holyoke College in 2008 and her …

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Transforming Assessment to Address Anxiety in The Language Classroom

Gillian Lord (University of Florida) and Amy Rossomondo (University of Kansas), coauthors of Contraseña: Your Password to Foundational Spanish, share how they developed materials to connect on a new level with students and to help them overcome language learning anxiety.   Our own involvement in teaching Spanish, and teaching others how to teach Spanish, led …

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Classroom Resources: Two Active-Learning Explorations for Introductory Astronomy

What activities do you incorporate to flip your classroom? Tabitha Buehler, Associate Professor (Lecturer), Physics And Astronomy at the University of Utah, shares one hands-on activity she incorporates into her intro astronomy classroom. This post originally appeared in Teaching Astronomy by Doing Astronomy. I consider my introductory astronomy class ("The Universe") at the University of …

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