The summer of 2014 I received a phone call that would forever alter my career as an English professor. The chair of my department called me to tell me that the college will be getting rid of contract faculty starting January 2015. Of course, I was a contract faculty there. My heart dropped. My mind … Continue reading Higher Education is Pushing More Professors into Poverty
Strategies to Help Build Relationships with English Language Learners
This post was originally published on Edutopia. rap·port a close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned understand each other's feelings or ideas and communicate well. My first day teaching an ELL class, I walked in and was very confident that it was going to be the best class ever. After all, … Continue reading Strategies to Help Build Relationships with English Language Learners
An Interview with Rusul Alrubail
My interview with Doug Peterson. On HigherEd, #EduColor & more!
Doug: Thanks for agreeing to do this interview, Rusul. You’re another person that I’ve never met in person so I’ll skip my normal first question. We met on Twitter, right?
Rusul: Indeed we did. You started following me through a list of Ontario Educators.
Doug: OK, confession time here. I love your writing but I suspect that I miss a great deal of it since you publish in many places other than your blog. Where can we find the complete works of Rusul?
Rusul: My own website: www.rusulalrubail.com Actually, I will be launching a new website soon, hopefully with the same address, and I am really looking forward to it! I try to cross post everything on my personal website, but often forget or don’t have the time. I also write on Medium.com, Edutopia, Teaching Tolerance, PBSNewshour, and Education Week.
Doug: One of my favourite posts appeared over the summer…
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Students are not Allowed in Here! #ILookLikeAProfessor
This post was originally published in The Synapse. My first day teaching at the college was nerve wrecking. I was flustered, waiting for 11:30 am to come by to finally meet my students and teach. I had all my papers in a purple binder: Photocopies of my class syllabus, weekly schedule, a print out of … Continue reading Students are not Allowed in Here! #ILookLikeAProfessor