Monthly Archives: August 2016

Links Roundup: Starting Fresh

At the beginning of every semester, I enter the classroom feeling like I've gotten a fresh start. Adding to that invigoration is the fact that teaching developmental students means we're often getting students who are in college for the first time ever (or the first time in a long time) sitting in our classrooms. That mix of excitement, possibility, and a hint of fear is a…

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Readings for a New Semester (Part 1 of 3)

    This is the first post of a three-part series. Image courtesy of  .christoph.G.      As we start a new school year, I wanted to share and discuss essays that are helping me plan and organize my classes for Fall 2016, and making me think about what I’m doing with our one-text curriculum. First, Christa Baiada’s 2014 article, “‘Are We Gonna Read All That?’:…

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