On What I Hope This Site Can Be

A Message from the Editor:

For those of you that know me, and no doubt today, at the start of this project, many of you do, you know that I love to talk about teaching. For better or worse, you’re likely to have had a conversation with me about some or other teaching related topic: students, assignments, lessons, successes, failures, and, of course, syllabi.

Most of you will also be familiar with the Facebook group Oxford Commons (if not, send us a request and we’ll add you). Oxford Commons was designed as a place for those of us teaching in higher education us to share practical articles and ideas, ask questions, and make comments and suggestions. It was about sharing those few tidbits of college specific teaching practice and pedagogy among like minded teachers, but During Office Hours is different. The focus is still on the practical side of teaching, but it differs in that the content comes from us.

It is my hope that on During Office Hours, you won’t find shared links or recycled posts, you’ll find fresh content from those that use this site. I hope that you’ll find teachers and educators collecting resources to share with others, that one day there will be an abundance of activities, assignments, plans, and resources for us all to use both inside and outside the classroom.

For more information on what we do, how we do it, and how you can contribute, please visit our About page. We’d love to hear from you whether you’re submitting your own resources or have ideas about what you’d like to see on this site.


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Teaching Assistant at University of Illinois at Chicago |

Hannah Green is a PhD student in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. While a creative writer by nature, she’s a teacher at heart and enjoys teaching writing in all its forms including composition, professional, technical, and creative writing. Her research interests include the place of the asylum in narratives of mental illness, the literature of Southern Africa, and oral storytelling. Her creative writing appears both in print and online in places such as The Rumpus, PANK, and McSweeney's. Hannah is also the Editor-in-Chief of During Office Hours.


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