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Ed Becker
Heard this on MTP on MSNBC last night.   A panda bear walks into a bar and orders a sandwich. The waiter brings him the sandwich. The panda bear eats it, pulls out a pistol, kills the waiter, and gets up and starts to walk out. The bartender yells for him to stop. The panda bear asks, “What do you want?” The bartender replies, “First you come in… (Show more)
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Melanie McFadyen
Objective: To examine the role of vocalics in shaping meanings.   Directions: Working in pairs or small groups, have students take turns saying the messages below out loud as they attempt to convey one of the five attitudes of their choosing. Group members should try to interpret the attitude being conveyed. Debrief the students along the…
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Karita dos Santos
A roadmap for teaching writing today  The advent and innovation of computer technologies for composing has dramatically and rapidly changed the classroom environment and even the curriculum with which writing teachers now find themselves charged to teach writing.Assigning, Responding, Evaluating: A Writing Teacher’s Guide is designed to help the…
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Jack Solomon
As American popular culture gets more and more entangled in the political divisions that are rending our country, it may appear to be increasingly difficult to teach cultural analysis without risking painful classroom conflict. Take the current controversy over Nike's Colin Kaepernick campaign: it simply begs for semiotic attention, but how can it… (Show more)
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Andrea A. Lunsford
  I was struck a week or so ago when I read Benjamin Hoffman and Tayla Minsberg’s article, “The Deafening Silence of Colin Kaepernick” in The New York Times. My interest was heightened because I had recently re-read some of Cheryl Glenn’s important work on silence, and especially on the difference between silence, which can be powerfully… (Show more)
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Stacey Cochran
If you are interested in introducing FYW students to primary research methods, An Insider’s Guide to Academic Writing provides an overview and general definitions of qualitative and quantitative methods appropriate for students in a first-year writing class. If you are new to teaching qualitative or quantitative methods to students, it can be a… (Show more)
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Ann Charters
Ann Charters is the author of The Story and Its Writer.   I’ve been a Kerouac fan since 1958, when I read his just-published novel The Dharma Bums.  In the 1950s, the overwhelming majority of Beat Generation authors were men who rarely wrote about women as independent, equally talented individuals or even as equal partners.  Ironically, in the… (Show more)
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Becky Anderson
How can leaning research enable educators and designers to improve learning experiences? In this 25 minute session, Dr. Jeff Bergin, VP Learning Research and Design and Dr. Becca Runyon, Manager Learning Research, will provide an overview of the core learning research principles that should drive learning experience design.   REGISTER HERE
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Becky Anderson
Using an approach that is data-informed, student-centered, fully immersive and just in time, we are transforming the look and feel of Sapling for General Chemistry. We have worked with YouTube sensation Tyler DeWitt to take Sapling to the next level. In this 25 minute session, Tyler will explain his approach to teaching General Chemistry and how…
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