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Task-Based Instruction: Creating and Doing in the French Classroom

– Elisabeth Sauvage-Callaghan As I am preparing to retire after some 30 years of having taught French at the college level (that is, if I count my years as a Teaching Assistant and Teaching Fellow at Pitt), I occasionally ponder … Continue reading

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Dear Grossly Unequal

Dear Ms. Scholar, Recently I read that my university’s 6-year graduation rate for Black students is 1/3 that of White students. Any thoughts on this? What should we do? Dear Grossly Unequal, Yes, our 6-year graduation rate for White students … Continue reading

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Directing a Summer Study Abroad in France: Not a Free Vacation…

— Elisabeth M. Sauvage-Callaghan In the fall of 2013, I was asked by the Chair of the Department of French and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh if I would be willing to direct their Summer Study Abroad Program in … Continue reading

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Poetry Matters

— Hannah Gloeckl What started as an idea to produce a small service-learning project turned into a three-week literacy campaign, now called Poetry Matters. When Dr. Downes and I first brainstormed on the subject of my Honors project during the … Continue reading

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Intentional Risks

— Melissa K. Downes I don’t think of myself as a risk-taker. However, all our recent Hand in Hand discussions of risk-taking and pedagogy resonate powerfully for me. Over the last few years, I’ve been purposely seeking new teaching challenges … Continue reading

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Taking Risks and Giving Up Control

— Jeanne M. Slattery I decided to approach my classes differently this semester than I typically do. On our first day of class, I walked into my two inquiry seminars and asked them what they liked about college, what they … Continue reading

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View From the Back: Marité Rodriguez Haynes

— Jeanne M. Slattery My colleague, Marité Rodriguez Haynes, is retiring this May. I couldn’t let her escape without observing what a great colleague she has been (the best), but more importantly, describing the interesting things that she has been doing … Continue reading

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