Things I wish I had known my first year teaching – Veronica Brown

Last week, while dropping my children off at school, I watched as the junior kindergarten students arrived for their very first day of school. Most of them were ready to march right into school, a few were less excited. As I walked home, I passed the high school with a big sign that said, Continue reading Things I wish I had known my first year teaching – Veronica Brown

What I’ve Learned by Working with an Award-winning Teacher – Afsaneh Nabifar

The teaching practicum for UW’s Certificate in University Teaching (CUT) helped me enhance several of my teaching skills. Through this course, I got the chance to practice lecturing, receive feedback on my teaching skills, and become more self-aware and critically reflective of my teaching style. However, what made my experience special was the opportunity to work with a faculty member who is an award-winning teacher.  Professor Alex Penlidis was my observer and mentor Continue reading What I’ve Learned by Working with an Award-winning Teacher – Afsaneh Nabifar

Add Sparkle to your Presentations and Lectures – Christine Jewell

ARTstor

ARTstor is a great source for images you can use to illustrate ideas and concepts.

Many will attest to the richness of the ARTstor database. A costume design researcher remarks:  “For costumes, the zoom feature lets you capture much more detail on the clothing than any book ever could” (e.g. Sarafan). Historians use ARTstor to locate primary source materials, such as this woodcut from 15th c. Germany. Continue reading Add Sparkle to your Presentations and Lectures – Christine Jewell