We have just wrapped up our third annual 4x4x16 Writing Challenge. We invited instructors at NMC to create 4 new pieces of writing for 4 straight weeks. Each piece of writing was to be approximately 16 sentences in length and focused on teaching and learning. That was it. The first posts came out the week of… Continue Reading Reading Your Colleagues: The 4×4 Challenge
I was listenting to the podcast “Note to Self” the other day. I really like to download a whole bunch of different podcasts and listen while driving. So much so that I actually look forward to long car trips now. Anyway, enough about me… This episode was titled “There is Just Something About Paper,” and… Continue Reading Will Reading Ever Be the Same?
Last week I presented to a biology class about their final project. I provided a lovely handout (if I do say so myself) that outlined the different sections of their project and how to best create their content. But there was one glaring issue: a typo. Of course I found it in the midst of… Continue Reading The WRC: Providing Instructor Support
This weekend I watched the movie Kon-Tiki with my family. Having never read it, I found the whole thing new, and wonderfully so. Thor Heyerdahl and his bride, Liv, are beginning their marriage on Fatu Hiva, near the Polynesian Islands. The question captured is this, “Was Polynesia discovered from the West, Asia or… Continue Reading Kon-Tiki Kind of Times
Today in my ENG 99 class, I introduced an extra credit assignment for over the Thanksgiving weekend. The assignment is for students to download the StoryCorps app and record an interview this weekend with someone special in their lives. Then, they can join thousands of other people all across the country in uploading this interview to… Continue Reading My Extra Credit Assignment: StoryCorps’ Great Thanksgiving Listen