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Jack Solomon
Click to view content  You've heard about it before: someone perches on the edge of a rooftop, or a waterfall, or a granite outcropping, to take a vertiginous photo of the drop off, hundreds—perhaps thousands—of feet below. Or reclines on a railway line to take a quick selfie as a locomotive looms in the background. Or does one thing or another that is exceptionally… (Show more)
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Tammy Powley
I'm interested in hearing your policy and innovative solutions to dealing with digital devices in the classroom.   I'm forever telling students to put their phones away, even though my syllabus states there are no digital devices of any kind allowed in class. I know many instructors seem fine with students bringing laptops, ipads, and phones into… (Show more)
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LitBits Guest Blogger
Click to view contentThis week's featured guest blogger is Joseph Couch, Professor at Montgomery College.   “It’s only a movie.” I will never forget that response from a student during a class discussion. While watching a film can be the most passive engagement with a literary text, I realized during that class why helping students become more active in the process… (Show more)
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Grammar Girl
Click to view contentThis blog series is written by Julia Domenicucci, an editor at Macmillan Learning, in conjunction with Mignon Fogarty, better known as Grammar Girl.     This month’s post is a week early because of the holiday next Thursday. Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate!   Podcasts have been around for a while, but their popularity seems to increase… (Show more)
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Alanna Smith
Teaching Psychology in a Post-Truth World presented by Dr. David G. Myers (2018).
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Andrea A. Lunsford
Click to view content  Last week I had an opportunity to visit with colleagues and students at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. It has been some years since I was last there and I was amazed to see how the campus has grown—up to 65,000 students! As a kid growing up in Florida, I had only the U of Florida and Florida State to choose from (and Florida… (Show more)
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David Myers
This week I interrupt our weekly focus on psychology’s big ideas and new findings to update three prior essays.   Loss aversion in sports. A recent essay described how, in sports (as in other realms of life), our fear of losing can rob us of chances to win: In baseball, a mountain of data shows that runners on first base will rarely take off… (Show more)
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Sonya Tiratsuyan
James Morris discusses course and curriculum redesign. 
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Susan Naomi Bernstein
Click to view contentIn Memory of Stan Lee (1922-2018)   Writing workshop for our Black Panther synthesis project. The words printed in black ink are: Most important: If it seems too hard, WRITE ABOUT  IT ANYWAY.   I was reminded of the power of listening to students when student input led me to revise our second writing project for this fall semester. The original… (Show more)
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Miriam Moore
In my first-year writing courses this fall, I’ve asked my students to explore James Gee’s concept of Discourse as a means of interpreting their previous literacy experiences. A common theme in their first essays is a sense that prior schooling often suffocated their voices, leaving them with little interest or personal investment in classroom… (Show more)
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