Lessons Learned in a Pandemic—Supporting Students Who Are in Distress while You’re Teaching Remotely

Colleges across the nation have put a significant amount of effort into helping students be more resilient. This effort, as well as need, has only grown since COVID-19 struck. How can faculty support their students’ well-being and resilience while teaching remotely?  Dina Radeljas is an associate professor of sociology at Mohawk Valley Community College, in …

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Open Science Is Science Technology

Elliot T. Berkman is professor of psychology at the University of Oregon. His Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab researches the motivational and cognitive factors that contribute to success and failure of real-world goals, as well as the neural systems that support goal pursuit. He actively communicates the societal impact of psychological research on Psychology Today’s …

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Setting Up First-Generation Students for Success

Dr. Michael Ramirez is a professor of sociology at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. He teaches courses on gender, work, aging and the life course, and film. Dr. Michael RamirezImage Credit: Wikimedia Commons As I’ve observed my students over the years, I’ve often thought of the privilege masked as cultural knowledge—what my sociologist colleagues would call …

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Teaching (and Learning) When We’re Tired

Susan Barber teaches AP® English Literature at Midtown High School in Atlanta, Georgia, and serves as the College Board Advisor for AP® Literature and on the NCTE Secondary Steering Committee. She, however, is most proud of the work she does on a daily basis in E216 and never tires of the beauty and chaos of …

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Gathering Many Voices: Our Inclusive-Canon Approach to the Introductory Music Textbook

Kristine Forney (emerita, California State University, Long Beach) and Andrew Dell'Antonio (The University of Texas at Austin) are coauthors of The Enjoyment of Music and have taught courses in music appreciation, history, and theory. Here they describe the process of expanding the repertoire and canon in the newest edition of The Enjoyment of Music. Andrew …

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Virtual Field Trips—What I’m Taking Forward

Daniel J. Sherman is the Luce-Funded Professor of Environmental Policy and Decision Making and Director of the Sound Policy Institute at the University of Puget Sound. He studies the roles individuals and groups play in environmental politics, policy, and sustainability. In addition to his undergraduate text, Environmental Science and Sustainability, Sherman published Not Here, Not …

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A Proactive Response to the Industry-wide Paper Shortage

An ongoing paper shortage and other supply-chain disruptions are affecting the publishing industry as a whole. We asked Jane Searle, Norton’s head of production for college texts, and Ann Shin, editorial director, about the shortage and the steps Norton is taking in response. Ann Shin Image Credit: Justine Knight Photography First, can you tell us a …

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Personal and Professional Reading: Making Time for What We Love Most

Jim Burke, an English teacher at Middle College at the College of San Mateo, has been teaching for more than twenty-five years, and has written more than twenty-five books about teaching and literacy. He has received numerous awards, including the Exemplary Leadership Award from the National Council of Teachers of English and the Distinguished Service …

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Feeling Out of Balance? Tips for Fostering Better Work-Life Balance for College Faculty

Leslie Ramos-Salazar, author of It's Interpersonal: An Introduction to Relational Communication, teaches courses in interpersonal communication, business communication, health communication, and public speaking at West Texas A&M University. Leslie Ramos SalazarImage Credit: Rik Anderson, University Photographer, Texas A&M University As faculty members, we take on a variety of roles and tasks. We work to prepare …

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A Weekly Poem: Strengthening Your Students’ Attention

Jim Burke, an English teacher at Middle College at the College of San Mateo, has been teaching for more than twenty-five years, and has written more than twenty-five books about teaching and literacy. He has received numerous awards, including the Exemplary Leadership Award from the National Council of Teachers of English and the Distinguished Service Award …

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