Reading Time: 2 minutes Ken Ham’s not going to like this.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Since I’m teaching First Year Seminar this year, I’m teaching academic writing skills through a variety of assignments…but of course, this is making me reflect on when and how I first learned to write.
Reading Time: 3 minutes I just received a contract in the last week to stay on at my university, and I’m relieved to have at least that much stability while wondering what the future holds.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The pandemic is making us all rethink many things; for me, a major point of reflection is the role of community in university life, and what to do when we are without it.
Reading Time: 4 minutes What do you do when you’re teaching a year-long course, First Year Seminar, and pick up some new students in the spring semester? Have students make memes to explain the previous semester!
Reading Time: 4 minutes When I started embarking on a path to learn more about sex education & incorporate that into my career, I thought it’d become my haven from academia. I was wrong.
Reading Time: 4 minutes I have a lot of thoughts on what happened yesterday, but I’m responding first in my capacity as an educator, to remind us that even when people’s positions are at best misinformed, we don’t stand much of a chance of correcting them when they feel unsafe.
Reading Time: 6 minutes I know the ivory tower can seem insular and out of touch to some people, but I assure you, there are good reasons to care when a woman with a PhD is being publicly demeaned.
Reading Time: 5 minutes I know the metaphor (a goldfish will grow to fill its tank) is flawed, but boy does it work well for activities like teaching and trying to recover from trauma. I’m sure we’ve all heard something like this: a goldfish will grow to the size of its tank (not quite true, but as ubiquitous an […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Some days I feel like I’m still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up; being a writer is high on that list, but I’ve badly sabotaged myself already, for unpleasant reasons.