Hello, and welcome to my faculty website! I teach Composition and Creative Writing at NOVA’s Annandale campus in the fall and spring semesters, but during the summer months, I do not teach or come to campus. If you need to contact me, you can email or call, but it may take me up to one week to reply. I appreciate your patience.
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last update: May 19, 2015
If you’re going to use Google, you might as well learn how to use it efficiently. This article and infographic does a nice job explaining and illustrating useful tips:
Get More Out of Google [infographic].
This book review points to the challenge of memoir: we often remember things differently than the people around us.
Deborah Feldman Isn’t Telling You the Whole Story – Forward.com.
“I know, I know. I’ve probably lost you. Everyone hates essays” writes William Bradley in Utne Reader piece “Acquiring Empathy Through Essays.”
But just look at the title! Don’t we all need a little help in the empathy department? Would it help motivate student writers to create clearer, more precisely details works if they knew it would generate increased understanding of their position on subjects they care about from people they wish really cared? Yet another reason to revise the curriculum for “real life writing.”
Getting my mind focused on mobile apps for the upcoming Teaching Professor Technology Conference. I’ll be presenting there in 2 weeks!
The 15 Most Downloaded Smartphone Apps in the U.S..
I love the positive spin this TedTalks piece puts on today’s young adults.
The Next Greatest Generation? : NPR.
Today is my first day back in the classroom. I’m so excited to meet my Wednesday Composition group! We are definitely going to talk about this list of challenges, and I hope by confronting possible pitfalls TODAY, we can find coping mechanisms for sidestepping them in the weeks to come.
Challenges of Hybrid Learning :: Northern Virginia Community College.
This article proves a point I often make, which is that there are no right answers. I’m excited to add it to my introduction-to-research unit.
Back-to-School Spending Surveys Reveal Differences About Tech Buys – Marketplace K-12 – Education Week.
“Think essays are just something boring you write for class?” I love it when the Internet takes away all need to pull out my hair making decisions over what additional reading to recommend. This round-up of CNF essays was written just for my first semester Comp students.
17 Personal Essays That Will Change Your Life.
Today I stood at the head of a classroom, presenting information about NOVA’s Technology Applications Center to new adjuncts. This was a change of pace for me after teaching only online classes for the past academic year. I actually had to get dressed and leave the house to meet my class!
This fall I’ll be teaching 3 hybrid sections of Composition I (ENG 111), and I’m also the new Annandale campus Technology Applications Center (TAC) mentor, which means I’ll be working with faculty and staff on technology training. I’m excited about this new development because it means I’ll be working with faculty from all disciplines, not just English, and I’m always excited to help my colleagues, since collaboration often leads to new inspiration in my own courses.
I’m also getting ready to present at a technology teaching conference in October. I’ll be talking about mobile apps similarly to the sessions I gave at the VA Blackboard Users Conference at George Masson University last fall and the Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference (PUP) at NOVA last winter. The big difference is going to be location: this time I’m flying to Atlanta!
What a lot of running around this year will be.