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Rhetorical Choices: Using the New York Times “Annotated by the Author” in Class

Annotated by the Author is published weekly by the New York Times – it highlights one of the week’s articles and has the author explain their revision, editing, and rhetorical choices.  Everything from fixing grammatical errors to specific use of terms and names are explained.  These insights (we call them the ‘meta’ of writing) allow… Continue Reading Rhetorical Choices: Using the New York Times “Annotated by the Author” in Class

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Using Moodle “Quiz” feature for class feedback & reflections

I have started using the Quiz feature in Moodle to collect feedback and short-essay reflections from my students.  This feature has proven to allow students a greater amount of time to reflect on the content/experience, and thus the responses I receive are more thoughtful, insightful, and lengthy than those I would get on paper.   I… Continue Reading Using Moodle “Quiz” feature for class feedback & reflections

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The Smile File

Teaching can drain you. We invest so much in to our lessons, planning, giving feedback…. and for what? Proverbially, we are planting seeds that we may never see grow.  More often than not, we will never know the outcomes of what students take away from our classes. Students rarely say “thank you” or let us… Continue Reading The Smile File

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The Lock Box Exam: “Escaping the Rhetoric” – Checking Content & Reinforcing Gen Ed Outcomes

Before I begin, I need to give credit and a shout out to Nick Roster, who inspired me with his own lock box activity.  I had been wanting to do a group-styled “exam” for some time with my  classes, and his idea of the “lock box” gave me the inspiration and vehicle to move my… Continue Reading The Lock Box Exam: “Escaping the Rhetoric” – Checking Content & Reinforcing Gen Ed Outcomes

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