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Let me lay all of my cards on the table from the start: I taught for ten years at a year-round private boarding school where I was responsible for developing and implementing the curriculum for three programs (French, English, and … Continue reading
This past Fall, I found that many more of my students than is usually the case were struggling–struggling with work/life balance, struggling with extra-academic issues affecting their work, struggling to keep up with their coursework, struggling to pay attention in … Continue reading
Hello, all! I am very excited to announce that Dr. Matthieu Boyd (Fairleigh Dickinson University) and I are embarking upon a new collaborative project on “Teaching Celtic Literature in the General Education Classroom.” This project will culminate in two volumes of … Continue reading
I imagine that everyone who reads this blog has at least a passing familiarity with academia–perhaps you are a student, or the parent of a student, in college or graduate school, or a fellow professor or other member of the … Continue reading
For many early-stage career scholars, especially graduate students, book reviews are among the earliest publication opportunities presented–and if we are being honest, as with teaching Freshman Composition and other introductory-level courses, this practice is probably deeply backwards because in both … Continue reading
I’ve just returned home from my annual pilgrimage to the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University (colloquially known as “the ‘Zoo”). As always, the four-day conference was at once all-too-brief (so many people I didn’t get to … Continue reading