Higher Education is Pushing More Professors into Poverty

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

A few Fabulous Resources for English Teachers

There are countless digital resources to use for English teachers. Here are some of my recent and classic favourite resources for teachers to use in the classroom: The Purdue Online Writing Lab:¬†https://owl.english.purdue.edu/ This site is very helpful to direct students for extra help with writing, composition, grammar, citation and much more. It is also useful … Continue reading A few Fabulous Resources for English Teachers

Let them Write: Let it be their voice

Writing is a prominent practice in an English Language classroom. It is the essence of an English class. Writing is a necessity. Since writing holds such value in our English classrooms, let alone real life, students of course need opportunities to practice writing during class time. Of course as English teachers we do provide students … Continue reading Let them Write: Let it be their voice

Teaching Literary Analysis

Previously published on Edutopia. Literary analysis is a vital stage in the development of students' critical thinking skills. Bloom's Taxonomy illustrates that analysis should come at the fourth level, right after comprehension and application. What this means is that students must be able to understand and describe the text before they are able to analyze … Continue reading Teaching Literary Analysis