Category Archives : Teaching

Alternatives to Unsatisfactory Grading Habits
05 Mar
1:47

Alternatives to Unsatisfactory Grading Habits

Grading has always been an unsatisfactory but institutionally necessary practice in my teaching. This post is a reflection on my past and present experiences with grading and shares ideas for restructuring future classes to create a better assessment experience for everyone.

Reaching the Limits of Resiliency
20 Jan
9:00

Reaching the Limits of Resiliency

This is a meditation on what happens when we reach our limits so you know that you’re not alone. Concluding thought: it is time we demand that our institutions and work cultures bend to human needs, so humans don’t break to meet unreasonable institutional or cultural demands

Pirates of the Early Modern Mediterranean
04 Jan
12:40

Pirates of the Early Modern Mediterranean

Pirates of the Mediterranean Early Modern Period Interested in learning more? Here are few resources to help you get started: Video: “The King of Pirates, Hayreddin Barbarossa” (10 minutes) Podcast: Joshua White’s interview on Ottoman History Podcast. (1 hour). There are a number of other Ottoman History Podcast episodes that…

Backward Design for Digital Project – Course Integration
22 May
3:59

Backward Design for Digital Project – Course Integration

This 45-minute presentation will provide participants with a road map for planning a course that incorporates, or is built around, a digital humanities project based on the principles of “backward design.” This talk will cover the basics of backward design, how to stage a digital humanities project, choose a project…

High-Impact Practices and DH at the Claremont Colleges
19 Sep
3:11

High-Impact Practices and DH at the Claremont Colleges

These are the presentation slides for a seminar with Pomona College’s Teaching and Learning Committee on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

Text Analysis Reading Group Syllabus
13 Jan
6:50

Text Analysis Reading Group Syllabus

Text Analysis Reading Group – Spring 2017 Every other Friday: 1/13, 1/27, 2/10, 2/24, 3/10, 3/24, 4/14, 4/28, 5/12 2:00-3:00pm Mudd Conference Room (3rd Floor Mudd, next to Keck 2) Meeting 1 — January 13: Preprint of Rockwell, Geoffrey. “What is Text Analysis, Really?”, Literary and Linguistic Computing Vol. 18,…

Experiments with a Liberating Graduate Pedagogy Seminar
03 Dec
2:38

Experiments with a Liberating Graduate Pedagogy Seminar

It’s hard to believe that the semester is drawing to a close, and yet, the palpable sense of exhaustion exuding from students, faculty, and librarians convinces me that it is true. It has been a challenging semester in many ways. I taught my first graduate course and asked both myself…

Midterm Reflections
17 Oct
9:59

Midterm Reflections

While I keep a private teaching journal, I thought it might be helpful to share a few reflections now that we’re at the mid-point of the semester. I always give at least one evaluation before the end of a term to assess how things are going for the students and…

Making Space
13 Aug
12:11

Making Space

This afternoon, I made space. Space for what? I made space on my bookshelf – for books. I know what you’re thinking, and I agree – this is not newsworthy, in and of itself. The significance of this particular space making, however, is that the books are for my very…

Flipping Your Class: How to Start
21 Feb
5:49

Flipping Your Class: How to Start

Flipped Course Design: Starting Small Jessica Davila Greene & Dr. Ashley Sanders Claremont Colleges Library, Claremont University Consortium A Flipped Classroom or Inverted Learning is generally described as students doing classwork at home and homework in class, but is it that simple? Placing responsibility for learning on students, while incorporating…

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