Adrienne Jankens

"Good learners, like everyone else, are living, squirming, questioning, perceiving, fearing, loving, and languaging nervous systems, but they are good learners precisely because they believe and do certain things that less effective learners do not believe and do." -Postman and Weingartner (31)

Reflecting Out Loud: Exposing Students to Revisions in Teaching

This blog post was originally published on the WSU Teaching Blog on October 20, 2011. This afternoon, after four days of rethinking a small group exercise we began last week, … Continue reading

June 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ruminating With Our Mouths Open, A Good Habit?: Modeling the Reading/Thinking/Writing Process Over Time

This blog post was originally published on the WSU Teaching Blog on November 22, 2011. Bear with me as I try not to mix any metaphors. Most of the time, … Continue reading

June 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Theme for 1020: Students’ Prior Knowledge as a Starting Point

This blog was originally published on the WSU Teaching Blog on February 11, 2012. Langston Hughes’ “Theme for English B” keeps reappearing in my teaching life. When I taught high … Continue reading

June 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Grade Contracts: One Year In

This blog was originally posted on the WSU Teaching Blog on December 4, 2013. In November 2012, Nicole Varty and I attended an NCTE session on grade contracts. The “progressive” … Continue reading

June 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Continuing the Conversation on Revision and Peer Review: Self-Assessment Throughout the Process

This blog was originally posted on the WSU Teaching Blog on March 21, 2012: Nicole Varty and I recently had the opportunity to present ideas about teaching revision and facilitating … Continue reading

June 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Materials for Teaching Workshop on Supporting Peer Response Across the Semester

Opening questions to tackle our prior knowledge: What are your reasons for using peer response? What is/are the purpose(s) of peer response in your composition class? What strategies for peer … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

This week’s connections (9.7.16)

Wary of platform overload for my composition students this semester, my external class site is on hiatus, and I’m having them work solely in Blackboard. However, I want a space … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · Leave a comment