Classroom Discussions with My Students

Apologies for the late blog post. I was busy last week administering midterm assessments and then grading all of them in order to enter marks before the beginning of the spring break and the last day to withdraw from a course. As I was thinking about what to write for this week, the lesson materials… Continue reading Classroom Discussions with My Students

Days of Creativity Past: On My Creative Evolution

When I was a child, my younger brother Francis and I spent a lot of time drawing. I am not being hyperbolic about the amount of time we spent drawing: we spent a lot of time drawing! I remember how paper used to excite us. We would draw on yellow or white lined paper in… Continue reading Days of Creativity Past: On My Creative Evolution

First Week Teaching

One of the classrooms in which I teach This week was my first week teaching at Qatar University (QU) and my return to teaching full time. For the past two years, I worked primarily as a student coordinator with an occasional class during the semester that I taught as overload. While I have worked with… Continue reading First Week Teaching