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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.  …

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 …
Incorporating Nutrition Into Your Curriculum

Incorporating Nutrition into your Curriculum

Incorporating Nutrition into your Curriculum Assistant Clinical Professor of Nutrition Katie Ferraro, MPH, RD, CDE, discusses the lack of formal nutrition education for K-12 students and how you can incorporate nutrition into your curriculum. Interest in food, nutrition and wellness is at an all time …
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Engaging Students with Meaningful Assignments

Engaging Students with Meaningful Assignments Professor Katie Ferraro (RD) discusses peer review, rubrics, and other ways to keep assignments interesting. As a nutrition instructor for undergraduate and graduate-level university students for more than 10 years, I have learned there are a lot …
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Does Attendance Matter

Foothill College music professor Eric Kuehnl talks about attendance and participation – strategies for student engagement and success. This post first appeared on Professor Kuehnl’s excellent blog, Sonic Science and is reposted here with the author’s permission. I find it ironic that, while …
student evaluations
Student Evaluations Can be Helpful: And Here’s How
online students
Empathizing with your Online Students
Popular vs. Scholarly Sources 101
Social Justice
Mere Education