I recently gave a talk on pedagogies of care in the online classroom that I would like to share with all of you. With everything our students and fellow educators have gone through the past year, I think we need to dig down to the heart of education and rethink how we build community together. … More A Pedagogy of Care for Our Online Neighbors
What if we thought about our syllabus as a form of communication instead of as a contract? … More Writing a Syllabus that Respects Your Students
Want to engage in public scholarship but don’t know where to start? Already work with public-facing assignments and research but don’t know how that fits into public scholarship? You’re not alone! I think teachers and researchers hold back from public scholarship because they hold a narrow view of it that doesn’t have room for their … More Public Scholarship is More Than Outreach
Did you know that there’s a Victorian conference on poetry, literature, and history that you can watch right now for free? … More Flightless Conferences Promote Sustainability and Equity
We’ve have another busy year! Our daughter is walking and talking and…scattering her toy dinosaurs all over the house… And since last summer, I’ve been working on my dissertation, looking at the ways Victorians relate to the medieval past through liturgy. Whether Anglicans, dissenters, or agnostics, they’re using tons of liturgical allusions. And I turned … More Year in Review – 2018
Studying ecocriticism with Victorians … More Sustainability in the Victorianist Classroom
The number one rule of teaching with Storium is to use more Storium. This term, I used the online storytelling game platform, Storium (read more about that here), as a tool to help students enter the process of writing, feedback, revision, and reflection. In this post, I’m going to do the same thing I always … More Why I Would Teach with Storium Again
We’ve have quite a busy year! Our daughter, Eleanor, was born in March. I taught a class on fairy tales, and came away from it thinking Where the Wild Things Are is more genius than I ever realized (more on that in a later post). And I finished my comprehensive exams, preparing to teach in classes on … More Year in Review
Do you remember your freshman year in college? What about your writing class? Were you annoyed that you had to even take a writing class? I mean, you already knew the 5-paragraph essay, so you were set, right? Or were you tired of talking about writing when you had come to practice medicine or start … More Teaching with Storium: What is a Writing Class?
This post originally ran May 2, 2016, and now there’s more exciting news from Storium. StoriumEdu is about to start beta testing. Like the original storytelling platform, this version will be a collaborative storytelling experience where we can practice our writing skills together. On top of that, this one is designed for an educational environment. It’s … More Let’s Learn with Storium!