We’re in week 2 of our semester, and already, I’ve asked my ENGL 111 students to work with a variety of modalities and writing technologies. They’re responses have been hilarious. Last week, after I had students read and annotate Anne Lamott’s “Shitty First Drafts,” I had students respond briefly to a series of prompts: How… Continue reading Multimodal Shocks in ENGL 111
Reynolds, Nedra, and Rich Rice. Portfolio Teaching: A Guide for Instructors. 2nd ed., Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006. Summary: Reynolds and Rice provide a succinct, practical guide for instructors who are using, or considering trying, portfolios as a form of writing assessment. Grounded in assessment scholarship over the past few decades, these scholars showcase questions and recommendations for… Continue reading Nedra Reynolds and Rich Rice’s “Portfolio Teaching”
It’s been some time since I’ve written anything, and even longer since I’ve written about my work as a compositionist. There’s not really any excuse, except that I didn’t make my blog a priority this summer or fall semester. However, my goal for 2018 is to be more active as a writer here. Since I’m… Continue reading Finding Footing in a Community College
We had another 11am ferry this morning, although the boat was much larger than the one we took to Paros. As we made our way to Athens on the four-hour ferry, I took advantage of the opportunity to catch up on some more reading. About half-way through the trip, my seat mates, Gretchen and Morgan,… Continue reading Day 19: A Final Goodbye in Athens
Paros has caused our trip to take a series of severe turns. First of all, the weather has remained less than ideal. We woke up to rain, again, which shifted everyone’s plans for the Paros BBQ Cruise. Everyone except Kristen, JJ, and I had signed up for it, but because of the rain, it ended… Continue reading Day 18: Paros Chooses Not to Cooperate
This morning was probably the first day of our entire trip that we’ve been so far ahead of schedule. Kristen, Carolina, and I were all up early and down at breakfast with an hour to spare before departing the hotel. Our bus took us back tot he port from which we departed for the sunset… Continue reading Day 17: Everyone has an Off Day, but the World is Still Beautiful. Be Happy.
Thankfully, this morning started off slowly and very relaxing. I woke up around 8:45 from the sun coming through our window. Kristen was still sleeping, so Carolina and I went down for breakfast around 9:15, and by time we got back around 9:45, Kristen was awake. We had already decided that we wanted to start… Continue reading Day 16: Tanlines and Baklava in Santorini