So many class discussions could become an improved learning experience for students with a little more guidance from the instructor. That assessment is based on observing classes as a member of the University of Florida Graduate Student Teaching Awards Committee. I’ve been listening to class discussions in a wide range of disciplines – psychology, educational … Continue reading Improve class discussions with Bloom’s Taxonomy
There is a paradox to literacy in our contemporary societies. This generation – sometimes called digital natives – read and write more than any other in history; yet, they are also as adverse to writing activities as all others. Go ahead, and ask any student on any college campus when was the last time they … Continue reading What Does It Mean to Write in an Everyday Life?
This is my book in my phone Writing advice often starts from the premise that we’re all going to sit down and bang out our word count for an hour every morning—or we should be. But not only do you not have to write every day, a lot of writers can’t write every day. They […]Writing … Continue reading Writing in Scraps — BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog
Furthermore, I've also been able to talk with people I would never have in any detail because of (if I'm to keep it 100!) differences of age and race. These groups have provided me long interactions with a type of "older, genteel Conservatives," persons whose views on tradition, social status quo, and economic liberalism mean I would have never mixed with them in any other context. We would be so different because of our lived experiences that they would only be an Other for me, and I an other for them. Sometimes, in these meetings, and this is not meant as snippy as it sounds, it feels like I'm talking to David Brooks.
It seems almost too simple to consider, but sometimes the reason students do not do the reading for class is because they don’t know how to do it. This is not to say that they do not possess the actual ability to read texts at the college level, more so that they are unable to read skillfully – effectively and efficiently for college purposes.
In the night schools of Bombay, factory workers dreamed that literacy and learning would raise them to respectability By Arun Kumar Read at AeonBombay nights — Aeon
The writing process cannot be avoided, especially in the "Paper of Record." Ringer piece on random Twitter guy taking it upon himself to proof the Times, just because. We all know what this man is like, he's clearly that guy. At the same time, the article points out the need to have a clear process … Continue reading Twitter user proofreading the NYTimes
Good essay on the meaning of reading in a digital age. It is less about the information, he says, and more about content. One more piece on the sense of decline and uneasy, even nostalgia, about where we are in our current digital spaces. Something is happening for sure to our literacies, but no one … Continue reading Al Jazeera English: Read To Completion: Writing in a time of social media
On one level, those of us who write and read owe the state a debt of gratitude. The deep history of your poetic form, your contracts and your epitaph might lie in scrawls on a cave wall or lists of royal ancestors, some of them divine, but the achievement of unbound writing stems from the needs and prerogatives of government, in the end.