Office hours can feel long, laborious, and lonely when no one shows up, especially in the beginning of a semester. One way I’ve found to increase my students’ use of office hours is to challenge them to meet with me.
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Those of us who teach Creative Writing usually have the luxury that our students actively choose to be in the class. When they come to office hours they can be greedy for reassurance, certainly, but also for personalized guidance. The instructor has an obligation not to give unrealistic expectations for the writing life or their […]
A common complaint of college instructors is how many of their students don’t come to office hours when they are struggling. As instructors, we appreciate how valuable this one-on-one time can be with students, but how can we make our office hours more inclusive, accessible, and welcoming? First, we need to acknowledge that announcing “come […]
For International Teaching Assistants, meaning negotiation plays a vital role when it comes to interactions with native English speaking undergraduate students in the laboratory or in the classroom. In this article, I share a few tips that can help ITA instructors or coaches guide ITAs through their interactions with their (future) undergraduate students.
One of my favorite in-class activities is simple, easy to set up, and, most importantly, it involves Lego. I often use this in composition classes to illustrate the concept of writing as a process, but I’ve found that, with a few minor tweaks, it can be easily adapted to any variety of lessons or concepts. […]