Pedagogy Archive

Five Things, Part 5: Cross Posted at Medium, “To Negate That Which Negates Us”

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While I’m working on some decisions about my public writing, the conclusions to my “Five Things” series can be read over here at Medium.

Five Things Faculty Can Actually Do About the Academy, Part 4: On the Importance of Teaching and Being Better Mentors

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I have started the previous posts in this series with negative aspects or problems in the academy that need to be solved. As academics, we are often trained to operate this way, and that can be a good thing, but it can also be a very discouraging thing, since

“Digital Future(s)” Dream Course: Engaging the Print vs. Technology Debates

I took this summer off.  As in, really took it off.  I didn’t teach, I didn’t write, I didn’t really do research, I didn’t do course prep.  I took the summer off.  In part, this was a post-graduate school, post-first year in a full-time job recovery strategy.  Last summer

Thoughts on Feminist Pedagogy, Trolling, and Flaming in First-Year Writing Classes

In my last post for this year’s Day of DH, I blogged about an article I read recently in the context of a current project.  I am working on a multifaceted project about the opportunities for feminist teaching and pedagogy in new forms of writing and in online spaces.  

Day of DH Storify

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[View the story “Rebecca Harris: Day of DH” on Storify]

Storify for Composition: Some Successes and Some Epic Fails

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This semester I elected to use Storify for my beginning composition classes for their first two writing projects. My pedagogical justification for using the site was two-fold.  First, as a social media site, Storify provides an opportunity to integrate multimedia into text-based writing.  Since multimedia writing, social networking, and internet

“It’s Just A Joke” and Other Things People Say to Defend Prejudice

UPDATE: After writing this post last week, yet another example–one that dovetails with my other interest, technology–came to light. Adria Richards, an employee of SendGrid, was fired from her job after hackers took down her company’s website because she had the guts to report jokes as sexist at a

Dirty Little Secret: I’m a Teacher

Let me preface by saying I don’t really want to talk about MOOCs. The conversation about MOOCs is too polarizing, as Cathy Davidson recently articulated, and it seems to me that the focus on MOOCs is hyperbolic as well.  Either MOOCs will save higher education or they mark the

On #LearnersRights: Utilitarian Models, Implementation, and Egalitarian Access

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This week I asked my students to read, analyze, and share their perspective on the Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age.  I had this discussion across three classes of advanced composition that emphasize rhetoric and argumentation.  As a result of our class themes, my