Not all Digital Pedagogy has to be Digital!

As an ENG 1100 instructor, I feel compelled to share my findings in a new assignment that I tested out on my students this semester. The experience is what follows: Instead of forcing students to make your everyday, typical PowerPoint presentation for their class project, consider something that is more enjoyable, and engaging. For an … Continue reading Not all Digital Pedagogy has to be Digital!

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“In the real world of the semester, the first class offers a never-to-be-recaptured moment of excitement and opportunity … I think a literature course should begin, on the very first day, with a sample of the most stirring, memorable text you plan to read.” Elaine Showalter (Teaching Literature, 46) The first day of class in a … Continue reading

Teaching Literature, not Comfort Zones

In Kathleen Yancey’s first chapter of Teaching Literature as Reflective Practice, she shares five intriguing observations when it comes to the Gen. Ed. literature classroom. First and foremost, she argues that “the writing and reading tasks I assign in school aren’t the same kinds of reading and writing that students do outside of school. And … Continue reading Teaching Literature, not Comfort Zones

What would Crusoe’s Pinterest Board look like?

Adeline Koh from “Introducing Digital Humanities Work to Undergraduates”argues that “you and your students are all already digital humanists, because you all use technology in your daily lives.” Although there may be a sharper divide between digital humanists work and just simply using technology, she does make a point that we may be more organically … Continue reading What would Crusoe’s Pinterest Board look like?

Another “Woven” Approach to Creative Analysis

Mark Sample's essay, in many ways, diverts from the typical attitude that many English professors share. Unlike those who feel that the best way to evaluate a student in an English class is to require them to write an essay, Sample compares the essay to the standardized test in which "the only thing an essay … Continue reading Another “Woven” Approach to Creative Analysis