I work as a freelance editor & proofreader. You can find out about the editing services I provide at www.LisaKabesh.com.
There are many blogs about teaching and learning out there. Not all of them are good. These ones are.
Erica Kleinknecht, associate professor of psychology, works to clearly communicate what research in cognitive psychology tells us about teaching and learning, sans jargon and with practical application always in mind.
An anonymous college instructor in History writes this wry, fearless blog about her personal encounters with a number of near-taboos in the academic world: the culture shock of moving from different levels of post-secondary institutions in the States, the dire condition of the job market for academics, teaching students untrained as students, and more. I really, really, really like this blog.
Written by Katherine Firth, Academic Skills Advisor for the University of Melbourne, this blog is another of the “wry, fearless” brand in which I’ve filed On the Quiet Shore. The byline for the blog reads: “Uncovering the secrets, magic, and taboos around succeeding in a Research Higher Degree.” Funny, good reading.
Written by an English & Cultural Studies PhD. student (Jocelyn), this blog offers practical strategies for encouraging classroom engaging and critical thought; it is also offers deeply reflective pieces on teaching, learning, and Higher Ed.
A monthly round-up of the best blogs on teaching & learning, hosted by Profhacker.com.
Tech Teach Engage discusses the merits and shortcomings of a broad range of teaching technologies, from old-school whiteboards to Learning Management Systems (LMS) like Moodle and Canvas. Justin Yantho, a highschool teacher in Oakville, Ontario, authors this blog; his student-focused posts are a must-read for first-year university instructors trying to get a grip on the average incoming student’s relationship with technology.
A blog dedicated to the interests of and written by members the “new faculty majority”–non-tenured instructional staff. An important resource.
A fantastic blog about post-secondary teaching by Maryellen Wiemer, PhD and author of Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice (2004). Ranging from a discussion of theory to application, this weekly blog is wonderfully readable, well-researched, and thought-provoking. Hosted by FacultyFocus.com.
From The Whisperer’s “About” page: “The Thesis Whisperer is a blog newspaper dedicated to the topic of doing a thesis and is edited by Dr Inger Mewburn, Director of research training at the Australian National University.”
Whose University asks all the important questions its name calls for, and manages to do so in an engaging, insightful, and highly readable manner. These weekly posts offer an important counterbalance to much of the blogging on teaching and learning that focuses on higher education in its practical and theoretical dimensions, often to the exclusion of its institutional dimension. The author, Mark Brown, is associate professor in the Department of Government at California State University, Sacramento.
Please share any blogs that you deem noteworthy in the comments section, below.