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What New Writing Teachers Talk About When They Talk About Teaching, Heidi Estrem, E. Shelley Reid Jan 2015

What New Writing Teachers Talk About When They Talk About Teaching, Heidi Estrem, E. Shelley Reid

Heidi Estrem

As a discipline with academic roots in pedagogy (Harris 1996), composition studies has fostered increasingly visible and structured programs to mentor new writing instructors. Several recent essay collections compile examples of programs, thoughtfully theorized approaches, and careful explorations of how to best support and nurture new instructors of first-year writing (see, for example, Pytlik and Liggett 2002; Ward and Perry 2002). It is now common that new college writing teaching assistants (TAs) participate in at least one pedagogy seminar designed to guide them through their initial teaching experience and provide an introduction to composition studies (see Dobrin 2005). Additionally, individual ...


Transforming The Legal Studies Classroom: Clickers And Engagement, Susan Park J.D., Denise Farag J.D. Jan 2015

Transforming The Legal Studies Classroom: Clickers And Engagement, Susan Park J.D., Denise Farag J.D.

Susan Park

Teaching is not just delivering lectures but anything we might do that helps and encourages students to learn.1

Envision your typical business law or legal environment of business classroom, filled with students. As class begins, most students are alert and attentive to the instructor. However, after class is under way, some students have diverted their attention elsewhere. A few are looking intently at their laptop screens, which contain material that may (or may not) be related to business law. Others are looking at their phones. While many are still listening to the instructor, a few might be whispering to ...