Inspiration Archive


My 5 Favorite Writing Activities

Duke University Professor of Writing, Dr. Denise Comer shares her top 5 writing activities that facilitate contextual learning both inside or outside the classroom. Part of what makes teaching writing fun is how different each class can be. With each iteration of a course, …

Music Theory Gamification

Whitney Berry, PH.D., discusses her cutting edge approach to music theory gamification – “Theory Survivor.” Connect For Education (C4E): What is your music background and education? Whitney Berry: I have an undergraduate degree in music education, a Master’s degree in music composition and a …
End-of-term blues

Designing Writing Projects (Part 1)

Essential Concepts for Designing Compelling, Successful, and Meaningful Writing Projects  Denise K. Comer, Associate Professor of the Practice of Writing Studies and Director of First-Year Writing, Duke University Of the many writing projects you have completed across your education, which ones were your favorites? …
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