In 1879 Gerard Manley Hopkins returned to a very different Oxford than he remembered from his undergraduate years. The “rural keeping” that he delighted in had been replaced by the “graceless growth” of modern suburbs. Most troubling, he found that his “aspens dear” were “all felled,” leading to his heartbreaking repetition of the strokes in … More Sustainability in the Victorianist Classroom
The number one rule of teaching with Storium is to use more Storium. This term, I used the online storytelling game platform, Storium (read more about that here), as a tool to help students enter the process of writing, feedback, revision, and reflection. In this post, I’m going to do the same thing I always … More Why I Would Teach with Storium Again
We’ve have quite a busy year! Our daughter, Eleanor, was born in March. I taught a class on fairy tales, and came away from it thinking Where the Wild Things Are is more genius than I ever realized (more on that in a later post). And I finished my comprehensive exams, preparing to teach in classes on … More Year in Review
Do you remember your freshman year in college? What about your writing class? Were you annoyed that you had to even take a writing class? I mean, you already knew the 5-paragraph essay, so you were set, right? Or were you tired of talking about writing when you had come to practice medicine or start … More Teaching with Storium: What is a Writing Class?
This post originally ran May 2, 2016, and now there’s more exciting news from Storium. StoriumEdu is about to start beta testing. Like the original storytelling platform, this version will be a collaborative storytelling experience where we can practice our writing skills together. On top of that, this one is designed for an educational environment. It’s … More Let’s Learn with Storium!
UPDATE! During the conference, I am adding Twitter feeds to the sessions in the schedule below, so keep coming back! The 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies starts in full swing tomorrow with sessions and mead tastings and vespers and teaching workshops! If you haven’t heard of the conference at Kalamazoo before, here’s their about … More Follow Kalamazoo 2017 Online
Over at Scribbles on the Wall, Mariana Llanos has a great post about why we need more diversity in children’s literature. I don’t know much about that genre, but I know that this is something we struggle with when transforming literature courses to be more inclusive. For this campaign, I would like to offer an […]