10 Student Activities for the First 10 Minutes of Class

This week I've been busy teaching and grading; however, I have also been approached and contacted by various people to present on something for the department. Wanting to be a good professional, I have been considering what I might offer my very accomplished cadre of colleagues. Then the idea of 10-minute activities occurred to me.… Continue reading 10 Student Activities for the First 10 Minutes of Class

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Start of the Academic Year: a ‘Brilliant’ Week

Welcome to Qatar University and the Foundation Program Department of English! This week was the start of the academic year at Qatar University (QU). Foundation Program Department of English (FPDE) staff and instructors had a week of mandatory meetings and presentations to attend. As a new hire, I spent the first couple days sorting out… Continue reading Start of the Academic Year: a ‘Brilliant’ Week