Irene Morrison-Moncure edited the blog post Words with Friends: Creating the Student-Centered Roots Classroom in the group Mapping the Futures of Higher Education: 3 years, 10 months ago
This semester I had the absolute honor and delight of participating in a course described as “Mapping the Futures of Higher Education,” a graduate seminar team-led by Professors Cathy N. Davidson and William Kelly in collaboration with the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY).
One of the main go…[Read more]
Irene Morrison-Moncure edited the blog post Formative Assessment in the Undergraduate Classroom: Three Activities to Try Today in the group Mapping the Futures of Higher Education (Public): 4 years, 1 month ago
This post serves as a follow-up to a student-led unit on assessment run on February 17 and 24 as part of the Futures Initiative “Mapping the Futures of Higher Education” course held at the Graduate Center, CUNY. I (representing Hunter College) along with Janey Flanagan (BMCC) and Maria Greene (BMCC) covered some of the pros and cons of both sum…[Read more]
I’m Irene Morrison-Moncure and this semester I’ve been introducing students at Hunter College to the Greek and Latin Roots of English. By some estimates <span class=”il”>15</span>% of Hunter’s undergrads will take this course during their college career. Students in Roots learn to identify the building blocks of over 60% of the vocabulary of the…[Read more]
[Hope I’m posting in the right place!]
My class took a quiz on Thursday and after they closed their books but before I passed out the exams I told them I wanted to try a short one minute activity before they began. One student groaned audibly (everyone laughed) and I made an easy joke of it before explaining further. I gave them a very quick…[Read more]
Irene Morrison-Moncure wrote a new blog post Roots “Midterm Formative Assessment” Survey Results in the group Mapping the Futures of Higher Education (Public): 4 years, 2 months ago
Before spring break I gave my Roots students a Midterm Formative Assessment Survey. Below is a summary of their answers. The results of this survey bring to light many of the issues that arise when learning leaves […]
Irene Morrison-Moncure wrote a new blog post Propaganda Pitches: More Adventures in Student-Centered Pedagogy in the group Mapping the Futures of Higher Education (Public): 4 years, 2 months ago
Last week I tried out another student-centered activity in my Roots class. All semester I have been attempting to transform many of my mini-lectures into activities where the students present the information to […]
Yet even with it I still have some students last semester who dropped from As to Bs because of too many missed classes – and were confused about why. Especially as the semester goes on, fewer students show up – I stress to them how easy an A- can become a B+ or a B simply from not showing up to class…but on the flip side, I don’t want a s…[Read more]
What situations do you find yourself engaged in with students that are outside of your formal job description? What are some of the challenges you face as an instructor at your institution related to these situations and how do you manage them? Provide specific example(s) as appropriate.
What formal job description? I guess that’s the issue here.…[Read more]
How to post in our “Name Map”
1) Log into Futures.gc.cuny.edu (check!)
2) Along the top, find “Map Markers Pro” tab
3) Hover over this tab– a drop down menu will appear. Click “List All Layers”
4) Locate layer 10 “GLRoots of English” – this is our name map
5) Underneath the title for this map should appear some options – click “add new marker…[Read more]
This post is a follow-up to Day 1 of the “Mapping” course’s unit on student-centered pedagogy. For homework we were asked to think about our teaching philosophy, a statement which tries to encompass some of the […]
Irene Morrison-Moncure wrote a new blog post Bringing Mapping to the Classics Course: An Adventure in the group Mapping the Futures of Higher Education (Public): 4 years, 3 months ago
My Greek and Latin Roots of English course recently published their Name Etymology Map to the Futures site (you can check it out and participate here).
However, since many names originated in other parts of the […]
“What’s in a name?”
So Juliet ponders in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene II. Tis a question for the ages – and a very important one! Many cultures believe there is power in knowing one’s true name — […]
Wow, thanks for sharing this experience with us and congrats on your first day!
I can understand your disappointment with not getting through your agenda. Timing is important but not always something that can […]
Irene Morrison-Moncure replied to the topic Group Two: Student-Centered Pedagogy Assignments for 3/10 in the forum Mapping the Futures – Grad Students 4 years, 3 months ago
1. What student-centered approaches to learning do you use in the classroom?
I teach a Roots of English course which is very much tied to the lists of Greek and Latin vocabulary in the textbook. It’s a great textbook that promotes autodidactic learning and I feel many of my students do in fact end up teaching themselves the material. My role as i…[Read more]
What’s your favorite place in CUNY? Let’s us know! Here’s the link to a fun prompt for the “CUNY Map of New York” my class is helping to put together: http://futuresinitiative.org/groups/mapping-the-futures-of-higher-education/forum/topic/course-prompt-map-your-favorite-place-in-cuny/
Dear Roots Class — I wrote up a post on the Classical Moments activity we did in class on March 2nd. Feel free to read it over and leave your comments — love to hear what you thought!
– Irene Morrison-Moncure (@irmorrisonmonc) February 20, 2015
Sorry–misunderstood the prompt! Let me try this again with my favorite *CUNY* spot —
What is your favorite place in CUNY?
1) Name the location.
2) Give the exact address.
695 Park Ave, New York, NY 1006
3) Add an image to the location (in this post).
4) Tell us why it’s your favorite spot.
Not only can you find amazing v…[Read more]
Thank you for this — a very powerful opening especially.
1. Many of us (both students and teachers) have been hearing “be prepared!” for quite some time (remember that catchy song from the […]
Irene Morrison-Moncure commented on the post, MTA issues lead to unexpected opportunity for student-orientated learning, on the site The Futures Initiative 4 years, 3 months ago
They didn’t ask too many questions when we came back together as a class but I think that was due more to the nature of the assignment and their clear presentation of the material. However, I went around to the […]
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