Why Study Languages?

Part of my job is to promote studying languages and learning about other cultures. This is an infographic I made on Venngage.com, a free resource with premium options (like, if you want to actually print your infographic or download it). The upside is that you can practice and show your work on their website and […]

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My critical pedagogy in German 101 and assessments

I’ve been reading a lot lately about student agency and student empowerment, and ways that people leading the way in the Open Education movement are sharing their ideas and demonstrating ways to share privileged spaces with increasingly more equity. Most recently, I’ve been inspired by both my colleagues participating in theĀ #OpenEd18 conferenceĀ as well as my […]

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October 16, 2018

Open Pedagogy and Un-grading have changed my world

Open Ed is not a one-time project. It’s a lifestyle. I’m still rather new to this lifestyle, but I can already tell it is something that will be an ongoing part of my work life. In my last post, I stated that I am trying un-grading this semester. I’m reflecting in this post about how […]

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Why I’m (also) Not Grading This Semester

Or Confessions of a Former Tough Grader I was one of those professors who was really tough on students when it came to feedback and grading. It was difficult to get an A in my classes; I also gave tough assignments with unrealistic deadlines. (sorry, former students!) Ok, to be fair, I was a new […]

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September 15, 2018