Participation, with Josh Kupetz

Listen here! Class participation is an important part of most classrooms, but it’s often hard to quantify and define: to translate it into a percentage of a course grade, to explain to students why it matters. Josh Kupetz has thought a lot about participation and can shed new light about how you think about itContinue reading “Participation, with Josh Kupetz”

Big Firsts, with Tricia Khleif

Listen here! Thinking about the first day of class and how to set the tone for a new semester? Check out our wide-ranging conversation with Tricia Khleif! We discuss teaching personae, building community in our classrooms, and much, much more about how we try to get our relationships with our students off to a productiveContinue reading “Big Firsts, with Tricia Khleif”

Teaser: Introducing Behind the Scaffolding!

Listen here! Learn what this podcast is all about! And for a deeper look at how scaffolding works in writing classrooms, check out Chapter 2: Designing and Writing Assignment Sequences, in Katherine Gottshalk’s and Keith Hjortshoj’s The Elements of Teaching Writing: A Resource For Instructors In All Disciplines. Also, check out the Sweetland Center for Writing’s practical guidelines for scaffoldingContinue reading “Teaser: Introducing Behind the Scaffolding!”