Videos for Teaching Inspiration

Reading together

Perusall logoWe’ll use Perusall to annotate and read together. Link here to Perusall.

Instructions for joining Perusall on the Getting Started page.

Designing Together

I look forward to designing educational spaces and activities together.

You can read about course design in a piece I wrote for Connected Learning here.

Author: kjaxon

Welcome to English 534: Spring 2022

Welcome to English 534: Spring 2022

Hello nice people!

decorativeI am excited to work with you this semester in 534 even in these strange days; in fact, teaching is keeping me sane in these strange days. Congratulations on being so close to finishing the BA in English Education. As you most likely know, you should be in graduating senior status (you should be graduating this semester, Spring 2022, or next semester, Fall 2022) and you should have taken or currently be enrolled in ENGL 335, ENGL 375, and ENGL 441. If these things are not true, email me (kjaxon@csuchico.edu) and Dr. Kittle (pkittle@csuchico.edu) asap. We’ll sort things out. 

Before Thursday’s class (5:00-7:50 in Arts 306A), please take a look at all the things on our site if you have a chance: syllabus, assignments, etc. You have some choice in your book selections for young adult novels and it would be great if you click around the links (on the Syllabus page) and do some research on the YA books before our first class; this will help with more informed decisions. You are also welcome to just let me pick for you and #choosethedanger. I already have class sets of these books, so nothing for you to buy. 😉 

You can also check out the Getting Started page and join Perusall, the platform we will use together this semester to support our reading. I’m also hoping you’ll take me up on adding a photo(s) to a shared slide deck so we can see faces without masks while we do introductions in class with masks. Link to slide deck on the getting started page as well. 

In a nutshell:

  • Check out this website: syllabus, assignments, YA book options
  • Go to the Getting Started Page
    • Join Perusall (instructions, link and code on the Getting Started page)
    • Add photo(s) to our shared slide deck (link on Getting Started page)

Feel free to email me with questions. I look forward to meeting new to me people and seeing others again!

Kim (Dr. Jaxon)

kimjaxon.com/

@drjaxon