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Social Justice

Mere Education

by Dr. Virginia Lamothe – Belmont University To teach is, in itself, an act of social justice. On Monday, March 20, Stanley Fish wrote in an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education that the University is no place for free speech.  …
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Teaching Through Conferences

Teaching through conferences It’s a practical reality that English composition teachers have to instruct the group as a whole. Especially in the freshman and sophomore courses, there are required elements that we all have to cover, like the rhetorical analysis of an …
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Three Things to Help Gain Good Rapport with Students

Musicologist, Dr. Ginny Lamothe of Belmont Univ. shares her approach for building good rapport with today’s students both inside and outside of the classroom. The relationship between professors and their students is central to not only the learning process for the student, but also to …

Dispelling Nutrition Myths

Dispelling Nutrition Myths Katie Ferraro, MPH, RD, CDE What is it about nutrition that makes everyone think they’re an expert? Perhaps it’s the fact that we all eat, so in some way, we are all an authority on certain aspects of food. …

Extra Credit Strategies & Alternatives

  Turn your extra credit assignments into life long learning experiences  by Tasha Davis, Associate Professor, Austin Community College It’s closing in on the end of the semester. Your days are likely filled with hurried grading and frantic emails and visits from panicked …
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Cheating and Stealing

Cheating, Lying, Stealing This week at our company, Connect For Education (C4E), we return to a periodic task that we loathe. We loathe it on principle, we loathe the mundane time-intensive nature of the actual work involved, we loathe that we have to keep doing …
student evaluations
Student Evaluations Can be Helpful: And Here’s How
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Empathizing with your Online Students
Popular vs. Scholarly Sources 101
Social Justice
Mere Education