Returning to Writing, Or What Happens When the PhD Is #PhDONE

As of August 2017, I earned my doctorate. (YAY!) As of August 2017, I was offered employment at a regional two-year college and have been exploring how to be a full-time person, without being pulled in different directions while negotiating 3-4 jobs.  It's weird. (SUPER YAY!) But recently, I've been missing the reading and writing … Continue reading Returning to Writing, Or What Happens When the PhD Is #PhDONE

The Glitter Grading Scale

It's that time of year: when end-of-term papers are starting to roll in (or we're frantically grading work we've had for a week or two or three).  My friends and I were discussing more efficient ways to grade and communicate feedback with our students, and as often happens among my friends, we started to joke … Continue reading The Glitter Grading Scale

A Genius Writing Assignment: The Anthology

Some background: The community college I teach at will implement a combined developmental reading and writing course, where previously they had been separate courses, and a requirement in the new course includes literature.  If I'm honest, I'm worried about devoting time away from what I've done with literacy and writing instruction in the past, but … Continue reading A Genius Writing Assignment: The Anthology