Crowdsourced Online Resources for Teaching

Towards the end of the summer we put out a Twitter call for a crowdsourced list of online materials useful for teaching. We heard a wealth of responses from our followers. In the past, we would have turned all those tweets into a Twitter Moment. Alas the Twitter Moments feature is basically unusable. It has … Continue reading Crowdsourced Online Resources for Teaching

Teaching the Works of Ernest Gaines, an NEH Summer Institute Reflection

I have only taught Gaines’ short story “The Sky is Grey” one time. It was my first semester teaching, and I barely remember what happened during that specific class period. I am not sure why Gaines has not returned to my courses. Ironically, whenever acquaintances ask me to recommend a piece of African American literature … Continue reading Teaching the Works of Ernest Gaines, an NEH Summer Institute Reflection

New Just Teach One: The Female Review

The new Just Teach One for Fall 2016 has been making the rounds on the listservs. We wanted to share it here in case anyone hasn’t seen it. The announcement includes details about the reading for the fall and links to reflections from instructors that participated in recent JTO readings.   Dear Colleagues, Several announcements … Continue reading New Just Teach One: The Female Review

New JTO: Makandal

This is making the rounds on the listservs, but we wanted to share in case anyone hasn't seen it. It is the time for syllabus planning after all.   Dear Colleagues, We hope that this email finds you well.  As you think about your spring courses, we invite you to join the Just Teach One … Continue reading New JTO: Makandal