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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Students have great insights of our teaching and lessons. I have worked this year to actively seek out feedback from my students and ask them to reflect on my teaching and their learning. While this has the potential to open myself up to some sharp criticisms, I have received a great deal of both positive… Continue Reading Asking & Receiving Quality Feedback from Students
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
Recently a group of pre-service teachers asked me, “Why do we have to learn this?” It was an honest question about digital citizenship and its relationship to our curriculum. At the moment I gave a fairly general response about how much the w… Continue Reading Four reasons to teach students about digital citizenship: Why do we have to learn this?
Students with a growth mindset believe that intelligence can be developed. These students focus on learning over just looking smart, see effort as the key to success, and thrive in the face of a challenge. -Stanford’s PERTS Mindset Kit (Beta) Teaching this to college students challenges many of us at times in the face-to-face environment,… Continue Reading Growing Your Students’ Mindset Online