Active Learning: this semester we’ve talked about tools like Activity-based Classes, ePortfolios, Internships & Studying Abroad as great ways to create an active and engaged college experience that is relevant and useful for your career.
Writing the screenplay or novel of your college career and then shopping it to the studios-publishers-departments to see who will produce your epic!
Some of my creative, and teaching (and creative teaching) activities for Summer 2018.
Can CSULB’s Writing Exam grow from Instrument of Mediocrity to Instrument of Excellence? Here’s how to start the rehabilitation of this boring requirement.
When a student has to wait for faculty to turn grades in to tell you “how their semester went,” you know we’ve reached the nadir of meaningful college experience.
Bad data and presumptuous essay prompts conspire to make students write safe, conforming essays. A tiny step toward a more conforming life. What if the GPE exam were preceded by a creative brainstorming session? Would the essays be different?
Final Draft for my TEDxCSULB talk “Burn The University Catalog: lessons from alternative education” to be delivered 9 April ’17 at the Walter Pyramid on the campus of Long Beach State University.
Draft of my TEDxCSULB talk for Sunday 9 April ’17 at the Walter Pyramid on the campus of Long Beach State University.
Notes from our TEDxCSULB workshop with Kimberlee Weil & Organizers Eric, Camille & Vania.
When we ask students to write (the GPE / WPE or anything else) are we asking them to write what we want to read? Or are we truly inviting them to think new thoughts in their own time, for their generation, and in their century?
A copy of my proposal for TEDxCSULB 2017: “Burn the University Catalog: real lessons from fake universities”
Wednesday was a bad day. A man who preached hate and division was elected president of the United States. But it was also a day that students raised their voices with a power you don’t often hear. Was it a good day?
A panel discussion on the future of the university turned into a sort of Donald Trump rally as students left behind by “academic globalization” protested The Hall of Science Building as if it were a Goldman Sachs bank bailout.
Do students think critically? Do they read? Can they write? A few thoughts from grading the GPE (formerly WPE) today.
Is a essay that does what the author was told to do good enough? Does great writing require radical thinking?
I’m enrolled in a Faculty Learning Community “Critical Thinking through Online/Blended Discussion”. These are my 1st week notes.
Merry Death launched her website “Merry Death.life” today. She wants to give me a bottle of wine in thanks for helping. I want her to create a community.
The 5 CSULB School of Art student art galleries represent a an extraordinary resource. The Galleries offer a unique opportunity for student artists to exhibit and also for students across the CSULB campus to experience 60 different shows and talk with 60 different artists all in a single semester!