Cathy Davidson wrote a new post, Why Blog Posts and Responses Are ESSENTIAL (not accidental) in Active Learning, on the site Black Listed: African American Writers and the Cold War Politics of Integration, Surveillance, Censorship, and Publication 2 months, 4 weeks ago
WHY BLOG? If there is no learning theory and research supporting blogging than it can become as meaningless as any other classroom exercise for the sake of an exercise.
In this case, we have thought through t […]
Thank you for this contextualization of the blogging process. I have found that by reading the blog posts, I am more deliberately interacting with the material and with the perspectives of the other students in the class. I do not always agree with what other students have posted, and it helps me understand other perspectives that are not only my own and/or the professor’s. I also think, when writing a blog post, it helps us as students to clarify our thoughts about the reading and to ensure that we are understanding and analyzing the material.
With that in mind, why do you think that there has been a limited degree of interactions with the blog posts among some students? I can’t help but notice many of the posts do not have comments from the 12+ students in our course.
As an instructor myself, it is common for students not to do their assignments and/or to hand in late work and I always struggle with how to motivate students to do the work and to rise to their potential, without being the kind of hierarchal teacher that makes unreasonable demands of students in the classroom.
Cathy Davidson wrote a new post, You Must Have Registered and Be Logged In To Post Your Blog, on the site Black Listed: African American Writers and the Cold War Politics of Integration, Surveillance, Censorship, and Publication 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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Cathy Davidson wrote a new post, Easy Instructions for Writing a Blog, on the site Black Listed: African American Writers and the Cold War Politics of Integration, Surveillance, Censorship, and Publication 4 months, 3 weeks ago
1. Log in. You must be registered to the site and logged in to post or comment (If you are not logged in, you can read but not contribute.)
2. From home page, click “New” and then “Post.”
3. Write you […]
Hi everyone, I’m the Director of the Futures Initiative. I am a new New Yorker and new to CUNY. I moved here a year ago, after teaching at Duke University. I love it here. I love New York and I love CUNY. I met some of you at our year-end event for the “Mapping the Futures of Higher Education” course and I can’t wait to meet you all at the…[Read more]
THESE ARE AMAZING!!! As a new New Yorker, I cannot wait to visit them all. Let’s have a little CUNY pride here. These are just spectacular. Thanks everyone for posting them. I can’t wait to see more and to see what Futures Initiative Fellow Michael Dorsch is going to do for the “fly over” CUNY tour of NYC. How cool is that!
Hi @rlissemore and everyone in A&P@Lehman: We are so impressed by the exciting way that you are using this tool to learn together. We’ve been asked by the Chronicle of Higher Education to write about this whole experience and you all are an inspiration. Thank you. If you have a chance, by all means take a snapshot of your favorite spot at…[Read more]
Cathy Davidson commented on the post, Pedro Sepulveda: Reflection on Total Literary Awareness, on the site A&P@Lehman 3 years, 3 months ago
This is one of the most remarkable co-learning exercises I’ve ever seen. I love the way you are all helping one another to learn. You rock!–Cathy Davidson [fyi: I’m the Director, Futures Initiative, Graduate […]
Cathy Davidson commented on the post, Formative Assessment in the Undergraduate Classroom: Three Activities to Try Today, on the site The Futures Initiative 3 years, 3 months ago
This is great. As a side note, in the talk I’m about to give in Mexico City to 900 educators and policy maker sfrom around the world I will open with a very quick “temperature taking” [10 second] response to a […]
Hi Kristina, I probably say you over Skype but your wonderful post makes me want to come visit in person. What a gorgeous campus! I don’t understand why there isn’t more CUNY pride. All of these photos are incredible. I can’t wait to visit each and every one of these sites. I’m new here and really just astonished at the wonders that CUNY o…[Read more]
Photo of the Empire State Building CC-BY-2.0 Cathy Davidson
1) The front steps of the Graduate Center, looking up at the Empire State Building, as I leave work at night
2) 365 Fifth Avenue NY 10010
3) Add an image to the location (in this post).
4) As a Chicagoan, I’ve always wanted to live in New York City. I do now. Nothing makes me f…[Read more]
Richard, I am delighted to Skype into your class. If your students post, I think Bill and I and the Futures Initiative Fellows will work to respond whenever we can. Truly. The impressive thing is that Jhanil […]
Cathy Davidson commented on the post, Pedro Sepulveda: Reflection on Total Literary Awareness, on the site The Futures Initiative 3 years, 4 months ago
What a great post! Jhanil, I hope you did great on that quiz. Let us hear how it went!
Cathy Davidson commented on the post, Assessment and Mindset, and My Journey in the Struggle, on the site The Futures Initiative 3 years, 4 months ago
Hi Rachel, This is a fabulous post–so much from the heart, so much empathy for your students. I very much appreciate this insight: “It was only once I reached the real, work world that I truly began to see […]
AGENDA FOR FEB 17: Learning from these Lessons, let’s let Bill and me begin with our own formative feedback on how things are going. 10 minutes
1) Mapping? Everyone on? How is it going with your […]
I hate the music but really love the 5 strategies in the Swedish video. Highly recommended. I like the inversion of the “all hands up” Samuel Delany method in particular but all of them help turn teaching into […]
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