One way to boost readership is to assign your own blog as a reading for your grad students! All kidding aside, I blogged last week about two speakers at the ECVA Conference. In “How Much Hand Holding?“, I discussed what Michael Wesch had said about the new literacies required for teaching in the 21st Century,… Read more Grad Students Reflection on My Blog Post
On Friday, I attended the ECVA Conference at Virginia Tech along with Jeff Nugent and Bud Deihl. Two delightful companions with whom to do a road trip – we left Richmond at 5:30am and got back at supper time. At the conference, we had the opportunity to hear two excellent keynoters. Michael Wesch talked first… Read more How Much Hand Holding?
I know this is not really true, but all kids grow up thinking that their father taught them to swim by throwing them into the pool/lake/river/bay. And most of us did learn to swim! I was thinking about this as I watched (in a virtual sense) my graduate students swim for the first time in… Read more Using My Father’s Method
It has been interesting (to say the least) to juxtapose the two political conventions with the start of classes. I must admit that my mind draws some strange parallels sometimes, but I am seeing some interesting parallels between the candidates and my students. I should begin by admitting that while I consider myself an independent,… Read more My One Political Post (Maybe…)