Bonus Passes

Announcement: Interested in improving your use of social media in your instruction? I have a new course on how to do this with twitter. The course is in development, but you can join now for 15.00 and it’s yours even as new content is added. Join! This semester, I created Bonus Passes for students in …

Class is Fun is a Compliment

Early on in the semester, I had a student message me and tell me that she was finding my class to be fun. Since then, several others have said the same thing. And you know what? I’m glad. I want class to be fun, and I’m not ashamed to say it. Having our classes be …

Reaching Out to Students

Fostering community and relationships in an online class is important. It’s also challenging. And, while I’m sure I can do better, I am always working on it. I began the semester by having students post an intro on Flip Grid. My initial thought was that I would really get into the groove of Flip Grid …

Find a Mentor Text

When working on a manuscript, it can be helpful to identify several mentor texts from the journal you hope to publish in. These texts can serve as models for how you think about writing your piece. In the following video, I explain the benefits of using mentor texts:     Watch Another Tip!

Creating a Mindful Schedule

Here’s the nice thing about teaching a F2F class: You know exactly when it’s going to happen, and you’re not going to be doing anything else during that time. When it’s time to teach, it’s time to teach. When I have taught F2F classes, or even hybrid ones, my schedule was clearly marked off in …

How to Publish With Others

Publishing with others can be an amazing experience. Not only do you share the work load, but you have people around you who can push you and make your work better. Because you want it to go well there are some general guidelines to put in place up front that can make the process run …

The Organization of Online Teaching

As I started teaching my online class this fall, I quickly became aware of the level of organization it would require. Obviously I need to have structures in place to support students. They need to know what they are doing, when, how, etc…I have those in place in a number of ways including: a calendar …

Find a Good Reader

Let’s face it. When you are writing there comes a point when you need feedback. Good feedback. And what you need is someone who is willing to tell you what you need to hear (which is not necessarily what you want to hear). So how do you find that person and how do you help …

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