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online students

Empathizing with your Online Students

Get a student’s perspective by taking a few online courses yourself! Typically, when I post my personal introduction to an online class at the beginning of a session, I include my education and experience information, but I also make sure to empathize …
Sources

Popular vs. Scholarly Sources 101

Help prepare students for a productive research strategy by demonstrating the differences between poplar and scholarly sources. Okay, think fast. How do you tell the difference between popular and scholarly sources? Maybe a little list runs through your head, like this: Is …
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.  …
Checklist

Midterm Grades: How Do They Help?

It’s that time of year, again, when you’re probably considering – or have completed – the practice of submitting midterm grades. If you are still on the fence of whether or not to do midterm grades, then here are a few points …
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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 …
student evaluations
Student Evaluations Can be Helpful: And Here’s How
online students
Empathizing with your Online Students
Sources
Popular vs. Scholarly Sources 101
Social Justice
Mere Education