Yesterday, I presented at the 21st Century Pedagogy Institute’s 20th Annual Collegium on College Teaching Practices. This event takes place each year on the Wednesday before fall semester classes begin. Though not mandatory, both the keynote and workshops sessions are extremely well attended by UCO faculty; since we all know how busy that week before class begins is, the packed rooms speak to both faculty’s … Continue reading Discussion Techniques for Active Learning
On the eve of departure on my first study tour (two weeks in Gulu, Uganda), I would like to discuss some of the difficulties and potential pitfalls of leading students to Africa. As a white American, I am particularly conscious of the myriad of ways I can go wrong in developing such a study tour. Therefore, learning from an experienced leader of these tours who … Continue reading Service Learning in Africa (without the neo-colonialism)
Fren 1200 Community Project excerpt: The Epic of Hellems 141.
Students wrote Beowulf-style journal entries about their everyday lives to explore the use of kennings, hyperbolic language, and heroic imagery in the poem. I compiled them into a single document that was shared among the class for discussion and within the French department. Below is an excerpt: Continue reading The Epic of Hellems
This post offers some useful tips for creating communicative activities for a second language classroom. Please share great activities of your own in the comments! Continue reading Creating Communicative Activities
This is the excerpt for a featured post. Continue reading Teaching Portfolio