• Teaching Emerging in a Pandemic: The Politics of Disease

    Like all of us, we’ve been scrambling here at Florida Atlantic University, first to rapidly transition every course online, then to imagine all of summer online, then to work out and implement a Pass/Fail gradin...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Multimodality in the Time of Corona

    Today’s guest blogger is Kim Haimes-Korn, a Professor of English and Digital Writing at Kennesaw State University. Kim’s teaching philosophy encourages dynamic learning and critical digital literacies...
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  • Redefining Writing and Reading

      I’ve always been a fan of NPR, and of Scott Simon’s Weekend Edition, but I haven’t usually had time to just sit and listen attentively to it. In this time of sheltering in place and social di...
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  • Notes on Teaching During a Pandemic

    Santa Barbara, California /March 9 – 29, 2020     On Monday, March 9, in the year 2020, life as a community college English professor is still fairly normal, although the rapid spread of COVID-19 has...
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  • Remembering This: Teaching in the Time of Coronavirus

    As we face another month of social distancing, online learning, and the realities imposed upon us by Covid-19, I am wondering how we might document our days—and capture what we are learning so that we will remem...
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  • Writer’s Club!

      I may be sheltering in place and social distancing, but like so many others I am lucky to be able to connect with friends, loved ones, students, and teachers online. Recently I have gotten inquiries from teach...
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  • Who’s Controlling the Narrative?

      Last week I wrote about the importance of writing in times of crisis—times like we are experiencing right now. Writing connects us to others and enables an important form of intimacy that can stretch acr...
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  • Visual Literacy for a Pandemic: Beyond Flattening the Curve

    Striving for community in this strange and estranging moment, I am here to champion the work we do—even in non-global-pandemic times—to teach our students the value of critical visual literacy. Now, these ...
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  • Help! I am Putting My IRW Corequisite Course Online

    Over the past two or three weeks, most of us have made the shift to online learning as part of our nation-wide response to the corona virus pandemic. A number of helpful resources have been posted, from the most basic...
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  • Meaningful Writing in the Face of a Crisis

    Today’s guest blogger is Tanya Rodrigue, an associate professor in English and coordinator of the Writing Intensive Curriculum Program at Salem State University in Massachusetts.     Like t...
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  • Using Grammar Girl Podcasts in an Online Classroom

    This blog series is written by Julia Domenicucci, an editor at Macmillan Learning, in conjunction with Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl.     Grammar Girl podcasts of every topic can be smoothly ...
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  • Writing in Times of Crisis

      I am writing this post from my home by the ocean on the northern California coast. Our small local clinic has asked all folks my age to “shelter in place,” so I am doing that, along with washing my...
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Bringing Stories to Life through Digital and Visual Immersion

    Today’s guest blogger is Kim Haimes-Korn, a Professor of English and Digital Writing at Kennesaw State University. Kim’s teaching philosophy encourages dynamic learning and critical digital literacies...
    Andrea A. Lunsford
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  • Super Tuesday: or, Electoral Politics as Sports and Entertainment

      As may be apparent from my title, I am writing this blog on the morning of Super Tuesday: that day on the cusp of winter and spring that the major political parties in the United States have chosen to lurch for...
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  • Resources for Engaging with Others

      I’ve written before about Hi From The Other Side, a website envisioned and developed by a former student of mine in 2016, along with two of his “more techie” friends. Hi From The Other Side ma...
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  • Self-Sufficiency in the Community College

    Author’s Note: This post was written prior to the coronavirus outbreak in the United States. While I believe the advice to students remains sound under normal circumstances, clearly there are times when they hav...
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  • Singular “They” Now Endorsed by MLA

      It’s now completely official: the august Modern Language Association, for most of a century the maker of writing rules and guidelines, has posted an update on The MLA Style Center website and declared in...
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  • In Search of Meaningful Exchanges in the Classroom

    Students are experts at seeing through assignments that waste their time. And thank goodness. We are at our best when we live up to students’ expectations for meaningful engagement on topics that matter.   ...
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  • Resisting the "Weaponization of Information"

      For some time now, I’ve been writing and speaking about how we can teach writing—and writers—in an age of misinformation and lies. I’ve done my homework, reading all I can about how eas...
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  • The CGI Blues: Or It's All Over Now, Baudrillard

    The news that "Sonic the Hedgehog" had to undergo a substantial CGI redesign after its core audience panned it in the trailers inevitably has reminded me of the fate of the movie version of "Cats," which also had to g...
    Jack Solomon
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