Just One Day

Listen. I have something important to tell you. You may not believe me, but I promise that what I’m about to tell you is 1000% true and it’s important for you to sit with this knowledge: Every working professor I know is A MESS when it comes to teaching. No. Read more…

FDT and FBK

Y’all, I’m so tired in all the ways a human being can be tired. The change of seasons and this Brett Kavanaugh bullshit has got me exhausted and the only thing I’ve been doing for days–when I’m awake–is trying to find little things that don’t make me miserable. So, you Read more…

This week’s roundup has only one link but it’s an excellent one: The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies.¬† Use the power wisely, my friends.

Put Time On Your Side

Later this week I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite, portable lesson plans on topics vital to humanities classes such as privilege and intersectionality. Before that, however, I wanted to take a moment to talk about the time that teaching¬†takes. As mentioned earlier this month, graduate student teaching appointments Read more…

SPECIAL EDITION

Don’t worry! Time isn’t passing faster than you think it is. This is the second post of the day! This is a special edition dedicated to all of our followers on the quarter system who are starting new classes this week. For first time teachers, the first day of class Read more…

Weekly Roundup!

As part of our summer series on rest, we took a rest from our weekly roundup feature. We are excited to return to providing you weekly links to content related to the topics we’ve discussed. This week’s roundup is a milestone in another way, as well. This is the first Read more…

Creating Your Archive

For the past week, we’ve been discussing how to create your syllabus. We’ve covered what type of document a syllabus is, what types of policies to include, and why assessment is so important. Today, we are going to discuss a couple of different approaches to choosing what your students will Read more…

I don’t like tests. Don’t get me wrong. As a student, I love tests. I’ve always been good at them, but perhaps that’s why I don’t like them as a teacher. I know, intimately, that being good at tests isn’t the same thing as learning course material. Because I don’t Read more…