Teaching and Learning

Can Literature Make Our Nation Less Insular?
March 22, 2017
I grew up in a “flyover” state that is most notable for its spotlight in a 1930’s film where a young lady tries to escape the ennui of her farm life by running away to something bigger and brighter,...
Let every voice be heard: 6 activities to spark better class discussion
October 3, 2016
Reflections on pedagogy that works for marginalized students   I have a confession: I hate class discussions. I hate them because they remind me of baseball--which, however, I do enjoy. So please...
Who asks the questions around here?
September 28, 2016
The day I stopped handing out packets of questions for students to answer at the end of each chapter of the novels I assigned my teaching changed. We Make the Road by Walking by Myles Horton, who...

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