and with that, we bring you teaching carnival #17!
- educators are seldom content and are always tweaking:
anastasia contemplates the syllabus/teaching style clash. planned obsolescence reflects upon extreme grouchitude, teaches herself about limits, and points out a very cool course blog. revisionspiral rethinks her late work policies. lab cat resolves the grading/marking dichotomy with a rubric.
educators like new ideas, new assignments, new syllabi:
reassigned time contemplates student presentations in upper-division classes. bgblogging shares her excellent concept of slow-blogging, or meditative blogging, in the classroom. silver in sf asks his students to download and upload, but mostly upload. alex halavais receives strange but good homework. library 2.0: an academic's perspective suggests what they should teach in library school. purse lip square jaw has a new undergraduate seminar on science, technology and innovation.
educators are curious people:
in addition to having really cute cats, techsophist asks herself and her students what a writing program website can accomplish. to delight and to instruct experiments with the body as a text in the undergrad classroom. professor christopher conway's wordpress reflects further on youtube in the classroom. steven d. krause's official blog reflects upon online writing assessment tools. tara mcpherson asks what happens when we push toward a multimedia literacy that includes creating media. lanny on learning technology feels tugged in too many directions.
sometimes things fall into place:
new kid on the hallway talks about tumbling and a peer reviewing her teaching. ancarett's abode is pretty jazzed about her teaching duties next year. thesis hell conquers stage fright and comes to realize that the buck stops here.
why we do what we do, and why it ain't easy:
professing mama reminds us why we do what we do. a k8, a cat, a mission shares a post-class conversation with a student. and for aaron delwiche's student, the war comes home.