I am happy to share that my essay, “The State of Scholarship on Teaching Literature,” recently appeared in one of my favorite journals, Pedagogy. In this post, I want to reiterate a couple […]
I had a most lively and engaging conversation with Stephen Brookfield about The Discussion Book: 50 Great Ways to Get People Talking, his most recent book written with Stephen Preskill. I […]
In the new book How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories of Effective College Teaching, Josh Eyler, director of Rice University’s Center for Teaching Excellence, starts from the premise that we […]
The recent article by Torgny Roxå, Associate Professor of Engineering Education at Lund University in Sweden, titled “Making Use of Educational Research in Higher Education,” speaks so directly to the purpose of […]
We could learn so much about teaching if we could observe the best teachers actually teach. When scholars write about good teaching, we get glimpses, descriptions, principles, lots of principles. […]
In To Know as We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey, Parker Palmer proposes a relational epistemology and a contemplative pedagogy. He advocates ways of teaching marked by community, silence, solitude, dialogue, listening, humility, affect, hospitality, the slow practice of contemplative reading (lectio divina), and love.
I am officially beginning to write a book on teaching literature—a book simmering inside me for many years now. My working title is The Tree of Reading: How and Why […]