• Remembering Nancy Johnson and All Great Teachers

      On August 31, at about 2:30 in the afternoon Eastern Time, Nancy Johnson, Professor of English at Ohio State University, shuffled off this mortal coil, leaving so very many of us bereft and grieving. Nancy (as...
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  • By helping students develop into reflective practitioners, Bedford New Scholar Caitlin Martin hopes to see education shift to a strength-based model

    Caitlin Martin (recommended by Elizabeth Wardle and Jason Palmeri) is a PhD candidate studying composition and rhetoric at Miami University (Ohio), where she also serves as graduate assistant director of the...
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  • What I Did On My Summer Vacation

                                                  How many times were you asked to write about this topic...
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  • Bedford New Scholar Misty Fuller on how her community of instructors and fellow Scholars supports her work

    Misty Fuller (recommended by Jimmy Butts) is pursuing her PhD in English with a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition at Louisiana State University. She expects to finish in Spring 2021. She currently teaches firs...
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  • Podcast: Pedagogue

    Today I'd like to highlight Shane A. Wood's podcast: Pedagogue.    Pedagogue is a podcast about teachers talking writing, dedicated to building a supportive community, committed to facilitating convers...
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  • Pedagogue Podcast: Advice to First-Time Teachers

    August Greetings! I’m writing to let you know about Pedagogue, a podcast project hosted by Shane Wood. Shane’s project is to create short episodes exploring a single topic about composition teaching or res...
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  • A Grace Period Update

    Recently, several colleagues have asked me about my grace period, which is part of my late policy on student work. Their interest encouraged me to write an update on how it’s been working. I began using a grace ...
    Traci Gardner
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  • Intro to Lit advice

    Hi everyone,   I'm teaching Intro to Literature this fall but haven't taught it in a long time.  I usually teach composition courses and feel I'm a bit out of touch with what would be great texts to use as ...
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  • Where to Find Public Domain Videos

    Public Domain video from FedFlix Duck and Cover! by the Federal Civil Defense Administration If you ask your students to create video projects, today’s post is for you. Showing students where to find public doma...
    Traci Gardner
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  • How being self-aware and unafraid to relinquish control is helping Bedford New Scholar Nina Feng overcome one of her greatest teaching challenges

    Nina Feng (recommended by Jay Jordan and Andrew Franta) is pursuing her PhD in English with an emphasis in Writing and Rhetoric Studies at the University of Utah. She expects to graduate in May 2021. She teaches ...
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  • Where to Find Public Domain Resources

    Public Domain Illustration of Frederick Douglass In my last post, I shared details on Encouraging the Use of Public Domain Assets in student projects. Public domain images, video, text, and audio provide free-to-use, ...
    Traci Gardner
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  • ISO Rhetorical Analysis Essay Prompts

    Hello hive mind! I'm returning to the classroom after a brief hiatus, and am teaching Freshman Composition with Everything's an Argument 8e. I'm looking for any samples you'd be willing to share of essay prompts, spe...
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  • Encouraging the Use of Public Domain Assets

    Image credit: NASA If your students are creating projects that include images, video, and audio, public domain resources can contribute to amazing work that avoids many of the headaches of using copyright-protected a...
    Traci Gardner
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  • A Feedback Policy with Unintended Positive Results

    Earlier this year, I shared my strategy to bribe students by offering extra points for those who turned in their work before Spring Break. I had some success, but there is still room for improvement. I am currently te...
    Traci Gardner
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  • Design Principles from Career Field to the Writing Classroom

    Students typically know about design in their own career fields. Civil engineering majors, for instance, typically know what a good bridge, a well-designed intersection, or an efficiently designed airport looks like. ...
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  • Complicating the Literacy Narrative

    In “The Importance of the Act of Reading,” Paolo Freire wrote: “Language and reality are dynamically intertwined. The understanding attained by critical reading of a text implies perceiving the relat...
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  • Writing a Course Manual

    I am currently revising my Technical Writing Course Manual, in preparation for my summer session course, and I want to share the document and how it has worked this week. I first created the manual, using a Google Doc...
    Traci Gardner
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  • Political Memes from the Internet to Protest Posters

    As I have written in my last two posts, I presented on the ways that image macro memes (the memes that usually consist of an image and a text caption) at the Computers and Writing Conference in June. Specifically, I f...
    Traci Gardner
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  • Image Macro Meme Makers

    LOLcat defining Politics, with captions, Politics: n - frum Greek. Poli - many, tics - blood sucking parasites Last week, I shared a Political Meme Scavenger Hunt activity, one of the resources that I also shared at t...
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  • Using Google Forms to Create Fast Class Activities

    Google Forms make an easy task of collecting information from students for class discussion and writing activities. Just gather student responses your Google Form, and use the collected responses as the basis of class...
    Traci Gardner
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