Self-Care
Teacher of the Ear
Kaitlin Clinnin and sarah madoka currie acknowledge that we’re all worn out, then explore ways to contextualize the problem and show ourselves some grace.
The Cult of Quality Matters
instructional design
Martha Burtis · Jesse Stommel
Quality Matters, with its 42-point rubric, is one of the most pervasive and insidious examples of a standardized approach to the development of online courses.
Call for Contributors: The Critical Instructional Design Reader
Critical Instructional Design CFP
Sean Michael Morris
Hybrid Pedagogy Books is pleased to announce this call for contributors for a new reader which will explore critical instructional design, a new humanizing and problem-posing digital design approach.
Optimism
Teacher of the Ear
Chris Friend · Jessica Zeller
While teaching through years of a global pandemic, Jessica Zeller says hopeful optimism can keep us centered on what we value: engaging with students.
Public Scholarship
Teacher of the Ear
Chris Friend · Mia Zamora
Dr. Mia Zamora blurs the lines between school and community, class and real-world, expertise and experience.
Care
Teacher of the Ear
Chris Friend · Ashley Caranto Morford · Kush Patel · Arun Jacob
During the pandemic, the work of teaching has earned greater attention and importance. What might care work look like from a global pedagogical perspective?
Scholarly Communication
Publishing
Chris Friend · Hannah McGregor
What could scholarly communication look like if we understand the system and strategically apply pressure in an effort to break that system?
When Returning to Campus, I Realized I Miss Virtual Courses
Virtual Courses
Shu Wan
Despite the majority of mainstream society's expectation for being back to normal, which may refer to taking in-person classes, I want to argue for the minority preference for preserving an option outside the scope of “normalcy.”
Building Classroom Community, Even When We’re All Alone
Community,
Marta Bashovski
I soon realized that visual presence did not determine student participation. ...Rather than hiding behind turned off cameras, there seemed to be a kind of courage that came about in speaking while not being gazed at.
You're Not Alone: Finding Connection in the Classroom and Outside It
CFP: Student Voices
Sophia Geron
I felt disconnected at school, and I desperately wanted to change that.
CFP: Student Voices
CFP: Student Voices
Bethany Thomas
We want to hear from you, students, whether you are in your last semester of a post-doctoral degree or if you just graduated high school and are on your way to a new college. All students have a voice here.
Building a Writing Class from the Ground Up
Building
Jamey Gallagher
I’ve stopped worrying about managing the classroom the way I used to. I’ve stopped telling students what to write about. I’ve realized that the more ideas there are in the writing classroom the better.
A Pedagogy of Self-Care for a Post-Pandemic Fall
self-care
Christina Katopodis
"To be able to mentor students effectively, we first need self-care in the wake of this global health crisis. Self-care, under these circumstances, is nothing short of an act of defiance in the face of exploitation."
Ray, Jeremy, and other reverberations:
stories
Joanna C. Dunlap
Not all of my stories are as utilitarian to my teaching as the stories I’ve shared above. But all of my stories—all of our stories—have the potential to be enduring. Stories are sustenance: they are in the air we breathe, in the water we drink, in the communities we live, work, and love.
Reframing the Revolution
revolution
Jonathan Bratt
When I started teaching I liked to think that I was participating in the education of a new generation which would reinforce the foundations of democracy; today I feel more like a job trainer.

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