Using Project Management Tools in the Writing Classroom

It’s 11:45 pm and my phone starts buzzing. Half asleep, I reach for it, worried there’s an emergency. Instead, I see a long series of comments from students in one of my classes, working through the details of a research question one of them is pursuing. I turn off the notifications and go back to bed, wondering why so many students do their writing in the middle of the night.

This semester, I opted to use #slack as a management tool for my writing classes in an effort to reduce student-email fatigue. Continue reading

Mother + Academia = ???

It’s 8:11 am and I am packing my son’s snack for half-day Kindergarten. My head is pounding from a lingering cold and dishes from last night’s impromptu dinner of chicken fajitas (half of which the dog stole off of the counter) are piled in the sink. If I don’t get them in the washer soon, I’ll have a trail of ants across my kitchen counter. Continue reading