Gaming a Writing Assignment

I’ve heard about gaming and education for awhile now, but it wasn’t until Peter Kittle‘s presentation at the CWP CATE Pre-Conference yesterday that I clearly understood how I could use gaming to promote learning. Peter said four words that made everything suddenly clear: quests, experience points, badges. Those four words …

Embracing Questions in the Classroom

Every time I teach Teaching Methods, a class for students who have a B.A. and are starting their student teaching, I begin the semester by having my students read a chapter from Paolo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed. This chapter compares two approaches to education, “banking concept” and “problem posing.” …