Sharpening Resiliency’s Blunted Edge

Fatigue. It’s the new culprit named in this 2020 saga whether we’re referring to Zoom fatigue or pandemic fatigue. The exhaustion and impatience that’s...

Enjoying the View During COVID-19

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay I love hiking, and I especially like “lookouts.” You know, those stops along the way to stop and enjoy...

What Are You Doing The Week After Thanksgiving?

Announcement. This post is the first in a series of posts on timeless teaching texts. I’ve chosen as a first one of my favorites...

Ponticuli – Episode 15 – Writing and Teaching with James M. Lang

Last week, we held the College of Charleston’s TLTCon. It was our first ever virtual conference because we didn’t have choice—thank you, COVID-19—but it...

Ponticuli – Episode 14 – Dr. Morgan Koerner and Virtual Metatheater

    I can imagine a day when the College of Charleston community comes together for its own version of CoronaFest to swap stories...

When Building an Online Course (May the Fourth be with you)

About a month ago, I blogged about the unique opportunity the virtual learning environment offers. Given the response, I have felt the need to...

Making Space for Connections

In The Prophet, Khalil Gibran describes the wise teacher as one who “does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather...

Thinking Outside the Assessment Box

Our kids love a show called Wild Kratts in which two brothers Chris and Martin Kratt take kids on all kinds of animal adventures....

Ponticuli – Episode 13 – Librarians Assemble: Our Superhero Collaborators

I had the privilege of speaking with three instructional librarians during this campus closure: Elena Rodriguez, Amanda Kraft, and Gretchen Scronce. They shared some...

Virtual Teaching’s Unique Opportunity

The move to online teaching stemming from COVID-19 campus closures has been jarring to speak mildly. The unforeseen steps that we take for granted...