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Rethinking Mantras (Even Those That Serve Us Well)

Rethinking Mantras (Even Those That Serve Us Well)

by – Anja Ketcham One of the mantras that I’ve lived by in my teaching career is that I can’t expect students to know a concept I haven’t taught them.  I teach composition, and even though students can write paragraphs when they get to my class, they rarely have...
Memory, Recall, and Guided Note-Taking

Memory, Recall, and Guided Note-Taking

by Carla Coleman According to my end-of-semester course evaluations, the majority of my Brit lit students enjoy my class. However, the same can’t always be said for me. It’s not that my students aren’t overall a great group, but I often find myself frustrated with the...