By Felicia Darling, author of Teachin’ It!
We all need more helpers, empathizers, and leaders right now during this coronavirus crisis. This is a tough time in Read More
By Karen Gross, author of Trauma Doesn’t Stop at the School Door and Breakaway Learners
Just as we are hearing about positive research efforts to combat the Read More
Many White teachers, like us, enter the field enamored of characters like Huck for what they allow us to feel as White people, especially in relation to people of color: heroic, on the right side of history, doing our part to combat racism through our teaching of literature. This is partly why so many of us reach for a text like Huckleberry Finn when we think about how it is that we (think) we address racism through our literature instruction. It feels good to “join” Huck in his decision to help Jim. And pointing out this decision through our teaching feels like we are doing work towards antiracist ends.
As writing teachers, our fundamental pedagogical goal is to facilitate our students’ abilities to develop their voices through writing. We are keenly aware of this goal with our education students, who come to our Writing in Education courses often underestimating the amount, and importance, of writing they will produce as teachers
Dr. Felicia Darling offers an up-close and personal look into the lives of several community college students. Teachin’ It! is a hands-on guide to cutting-edge research and classroom strategies that redress the graduation gap in community and open-access colleges.
Hunger, homelessness, and inconsistent living situations are growing problems for students in higher education institutions — from the two year public college to the four year private university.