Category: student behavior

Are These Students Really Doing the Reading?!

While I have been all-in, intellectually, on the single-text model that we promote at this site, there have been some frustrations in practice. Namely, I couldn't get students to actually do the reading. This is a bit of an exaggeration. There were always some students who would do the reading, but as class went on, it became clear to everyone who those students were, and the…

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Reflections: What Worked and What Didn’t for 33 Revolutions per Minute

I just finished up the first semester of teaching developmental writing with Dorian Lynskey's 33 Revolutions per Minute as the central text. The book is a historical look at protest songs arranged chronologically in 33 chapters. While there are some cross-references within the chapters to past acts, the chapters more or less stand on their own, which is good because there was no way I could…

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Conversations: Time Management and Remembering Information

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