Recent Blog Posts
I’m always looking for chances to talk about teaching and how our students learn. Two BMCC programs - Open Teaching Week and Peer Teaching Consultations - offer opportunities for us to have more of these conversations.
CUNY’s new rule eliminating credit for class attendance turns the focus to participation. But how to credit participation effectively? One approach is to start each class with a written reflection on the readings required for that day.
Open pedagogy asks us to think radically about access to and creation of knowledge in our classrooms and beyond in a wider social justice context. When I use resources centered on student experiences, it also heightens student access to academic concepts, engages students in notions about what constitutes knowledge, and transforms our academic institutions to places for building communities for social justice.