Let’s CHAT: Instructor Podcast
In the second part of the transnational genres series, writing instructors and MA students Su Yin Khor and Karlie Rodriguez tell us about their boundary-crossing genre knowledge and how this might become handy in different studenting and teaching contexts, from Sweden and Puerto Rico to the U.S. One of their take-aways is how transnational practices make more sense if we look at them through CHAT.
In the first part of the transnational genres series, writing instructors and PhD students Reda Mohammed, Claudia Sánchez and Hannah Kroonblawd talk about how they utilize their knowledge on writing practices in Egypt, Spain, Ireland and China as they move across different situations. Though they discuss a variety of genres, “food-related” writing stands out in most transnational situations.
In this episode, Karishma Verma and Andrew Del Mastro discuss their experiences moving across the stages of being ENG 101 students, ENG 101 consultants and ENG 101 instructors in our Writing Program. While reflecting on their learning of how to transform their knowledge, they offer practical advice to other MA students who will be writing consults and instructors.
In this episode, Wesley Jacques and Bailey Craig engage in a conversation about how they, as users of mainstream varieties of English, navigate translingual and transcultural genres. As an ENG 101 student, Bailey also discusses some of the ideas she has been taking up in her class and asks Wesley questions pertaining his article “The E-Cat’s Meow: Exploring Activity in Translingual Mobile Gaming”.
In this episode of Let’s CHAT, our guests Danielle Sutton and Jillian Merrifield share peer-assessment activities from their ENG 101 courses. Instructors will better understand what integrating peer-assessment in their course plans entails. Finally, Danielle and Jillian discuss how Learning Outcome 2 (Peer and Self-Assessment: Learning to Assess What’s Working and What Isn’t Working) relates to other Learning Outcomes.
This special edition episode focuses on the experiences of implementing CHAT in the classroom from the perspective of an NTT faculty member with experience utilizing the rhetorical triangle model and a PhD student who has been working with a CHAT framework for three years. Deb and Jeremy had quite a long chat about CHAT. The segments of their conversation are organized by chapter within the podcast.
These advanced instructors impart their knowledge, foibles, misconceptions, and reconceptions. It’s a fascinating interview with two people who know their craft and are still honing it. Helpful for incoming instructors and experienced ones. April 17, 2015
A helpful guide through the MA experience. From orientation, to the usefulness/travails of consulting, to finally teaching one’s first class. March 23, 2015
This conversation focuses on the journey of teaching in our program while simultaneously learning how to teach in our program. Please excuse the rattlesnake that kept getting near the recording equipment. March 2, 2015
The panel discusses uptake genre. What makes them so hard, are they bullshit, and whether it’s important for the students to recognize how much they’ve…well, taken up. November 18, 2014
Our panelists discuss strategies and practical application of the hows, whys, whens, and whats teaching students to incorporate non-school genres in their concept of composition. October 27, 2014
Instructors talk about teaching students to be writing researchers and the importance of differentiating genre research and content research. Discussing genres such as teleplays, scripts, mockumentaries, Twilight films, remixes, CHAT Maps, uptake/research logs, citations and more, these instructors offer a myriad of classroom examples for helping students develop a more robust understanding of their research practices. This podcast explores genre research as a practical tool for uptake and transfer. September 25, 2014
Chamere Poole speaks with members of the Writing Program’s Experimental Teaching Group about introducing and assessing uptake genres in the writing classroom. April 22, 2014
The group discussed the ways they’ve applied CHAT to their own scholarship, and then how that has informed their classroom teaching. March 27, 2014
The discussion addressed how students view these concepts of transfer and trajectory and the strategies for using Grassroots and other resources to help student undertake effective decision-making in their writing research. March 5, 2014
The Critical Inquiry Ambassadors discuss the relationships between ENG 101, COM 110, and research at Milner Library. Topics include commonalities in terminology, research aptitudes, transfer, and how to continue this collaboration between ENG 101, COM 110, and Milner Library. February 10, 2014
Our first podcast episode! And we’re diving right into CHAT, but thankfully, we’ve got three lovely instructors to walk us through it.