Reflective Teaching

On Voicelessness and Hunger at #RealCollege

by Dr. Rebecca Weaver (rweaver@gsu.edu) I’m a talker. I’ve always relied on my strong and pliant voice to engage the world and to assist me for the twenty years I’ve been teaching. I teach composition at a community college and my multi-faceted voice does a lot for...

The Faces You Can’t Forget: Teaching in Prisons with the Georgia State University Prison Education Program (GSUPEP)

Editor's Note: This post is the first in a series about experiences faculty, staff, and students have had working with the Georgia State University Prison Education Project (GSUPEP). You can learn more about the project at their website...

Beyond the Classroom Walls

by Tamara Shue (tshue@gsu.edu)      Phones attached to their hands, short attention spans. Instructors often think of these characteristics when we think of millennials. By the same token, millennials live in a world that—thanks primarily...

Let’s Unpack That: Facilitating Writing Analysis and Reflection in Freshman Composition

By Jessie Hayden (jhayden5@gsu.edu) - GSU Perimeter College. French poet Paul Valėry once famously said, “A poem’s never finished, only abandoned.” One assumes that Valėry persisted and continued to probe the depths of his craft, ever striving to master his chosen...

It Grades For Me and It Grades For Them? Sign Me Up! (Teaching Tip)

By Amy Cassaniti (acassaniti@gsu.edu) Group work. The bane of our existence as well as every student’s. As educators, we recognize the value of group work: fosters cooperation, enables collaborative learning, boosts public speaking skills, and aids in lesson...

Scholarly Teaching (short and long form essays)

The Sense of Individuality: Teaching in Prisons with the Georgia State University Prison Education Program (GSUPEP)

Editor's Note: This post is part of an ongoing series about experiences faculty, staff, and students have had working with the Georgia State University Prison Education Project (GSUPEP). You can learn more about the project at their website...

The Faces You Can’t Forget: Teaching in Prisons with the Georgia State University Prison Education Program (GSUPEP)

Editor's Note: This post is the first in a series about experiences faculty, staff, and students have had working with the Georgia State University Prison Education Project (GSUPEP). You can learn more about the project at their website...

Watching before Writing: Integrating Visual and Verbal Literacy in the Composition Classroom

By Charles Fox (cfox4@gsu.edu) In his essay, “How to Teach Film Adaptations, and Why,” Thomas Leitch argues for restructuring English departments in a way that more accurately reflects our new vision of that which is literary. Whereas in a traditional English...

Time for Self-Evaluation: Responding to Student Writing

By Lauren Curtright (lcurtright@gsu.edu) English instructors at all levels of education, as well as the professional organizations that set our pedagogical standards, must take a hard look at our beliefs and practices about responding to students’ writing. In the face...

“It’s Just Too Important”: Service Learning and Social Justice

By Matt Dolloff (mdolloff@gsu.edu) Debra Greenwood in Journal Of Education And Training Studies defines service learning as “a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning...

SoTL Work in Progress (Short and Long Form Essays)

The Sense of Individuality: Teaching in Prisons with the Georgia State University Prison Education Program (GSUPEP)

Editor's Note: This post is part of an ongoing series about experiences faculty, staff, and students have had working with the Georgia State University Prison Education Project (GSUPEP). You can learn more about the project at their website...

The Faces You Can’t Forget: Teaching in Prisons with the Georgia State University Prison Education Program (GSUPEP)

Editor's Note: This post is the first in a series about experiences faculty, staff, and students have had working with the Georgia State University Prison Education Project (GSUPEP). You can learn more about the project at their website...

Feedback and Building the Foundation for Writing

by Jennifer M. Colatosti (jcolatosti@gsu.edu) In my first semester teaching at Perimeter College, I was assigned three sections of the Foundations for English Composition Learning Support class. The purpose of the Foundations class is to help underprepared students...

Teaching Social Justice in a Two-Year College Classroom: Accounts from the Classroom

By Neeley Gossett  (ngossett1@gsu.edu) During the fall 2016 semester, I assigned my English 1101 classes to write personal narrative essays about social injustice. My inspiration for one of the assignments came from the Alliance Theatre’s Collision Project. “For three...
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