The Teaching Together Learning Community is a pilot program designed to promote collaborative teaching between faculty and graduate TAs. It offers targeted teaching support for instructors and TAs of courses with large lectures and discussion-based sections. Follow the link above for more
I first used open-ended polling in a class in 2016. It did not go well. Having seen Bonni Stachowiak use sli.do to great effect in a conference presentation, I decided to incorporate polling into the first day of my 300-student Medical
Teaching and Learning Anthropology, a new peer-reviewed, open-access journal, invites submissions for its inaugural issue. For more information, see https://escholarship.org/uc/teachinglearninganthro
A conversation with Anar Parikh about integrating podcasts and other forms of audio media into anthropological pedagogy: https://culanth.org/fieldsights/1297-podcasts-and-pedagogy-audio-in-the-anthropology-classroom
What is Anthropology? Carie Little Hersh and I discuss on her new podcast, Anthropologist on the Street.
I’m honored to receive the Teaching Assistant Professional Development award and to be the Dean’s Honoree for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the School of Social Sciences at UCI’s annual Celebration of Teaching!
What are anthropologists reading following the election and inauguration? Cultural Anthropology online has gathered a variety of responses, including my brief commentary on the value of speculative fiction in anthropology classrooms: https://culanth.org/fieldsights/1049-what-are-you-reading-responses-to-the-election-and-inauguration
I spoke with Michelle Hagman recently to reflect on my experience writing for the Teaching Tools section of Cultural Anthropology: see her post Reflecting on the Scholar-in-Residence Program: An Interview with Angela Jenks.
I recently spoke at a training session for new anthropology teaching assistants (TAs). With courses of over 300 or 400 students, graduate student TAs are essential to teaching and learning here at UCI. But TAs face a number of challenges.
And how can we encourage them to do so? I share some thoughts, assignment suggestions, and resources over at Cultural Anthropology: “Why Don’t Students Read?” Image credit: Langson Library stacks, UC Irvine