In the latest issue of MLA's Profession, Cathy N. Davidson and I argue that students lose too much when they don't take humanities courses and that now is the time for those of us teaching in the humanities to do more than take a defensive posture in what amounts to a global assault on the … Continue reading What Do Our Students Lose by Not Taking Humanities Courses?
Time seems to melt away as soon as class begins. There is so much material to cover and never enough time. I feel this way especially when teaching a survey course. And there's always less time than a full class period: the first five minutes are for settling in, announcements, attendance, and in the last … Continue reading Time Management in Class: What You (and Students) Can Do