April 28, 2016 Leave a comment
Over the last month or so I have tried to make sense of why I might share the notes I have been making about being unsettled. In this post I share some of my shifting thinking. Read more of this post
critical thinking & reflective practice
January 29, 2016 1 Comment
What should a syllabus consist of? One answer, which we are all familiar with, is that it should provide information about the course in a summary form that can fit in 3 to 5 pages. Why this length? Answer: Because students do not read a longer syllabus. But let us think more about this convention of limited-length syllabi. Read more of this post
January 11, 2016 Leave a comment
In an activity Peter Elbow led in a 1998 workshop each participant was asked to list the different voices that were important to us, then choose one that we didn’t often use and write in that voice about whatever seemed pertinent. After moving to a private space, we had to practice a phrase in that voice. Finally, we came back together to discuss the experience of exploring “the range of voices that could be said to be part of us or available to us.” Read more of this post
November 3, 2015 1 Comment
HOW TO READ AND PREPARE ANNOTATIONS and POINTS FOR DISCUSSION ON READINGS
(Peter Taylor, Nov. ‘15,
adapted from guidelines of Reyes Coll-Tellechia, Ann Blum & Ruth Gilmore)
AS YOU READ, TAKE NOTES IN EACH OF THE CATEGORIES BELOW.
LABEL YOUR NOTES ACCORDING TO THESE CATEGORIES.
BRING YOUR NOTES TO CLASS and BE PREPARED TO SPEAK TO ANY of the CATEGORIES. Read more of this post