Teaching Carnival 6.01

September’s Teaching Carnival was compiled by Billie Hara, a lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Texas, Arlington. Billie is both an educator and a faculty development consultant.  You can reach her via email, on Twitter, or through her website.   This month she gathers tips on teaching, advice to share with our students, ways to utilize technology in the classroom, and suggestions for professional development, along with a few sites to start the school year.

ProfHacker has become the permanent home of the Teaching Carnival, so each month you can return for a snapshot of the most recent thoughts on teaching in college and university classrooms. You can find previous carnivals on Teaching Carnival’s home page. —Billie Hara]

Know of a blog post (perhaps your own) that should be included in the next Teaching Carnival. . . ?

  1. Email the next host directly with the address to the permalink of your blog post, and/or
  2. Tag your post in Delicious (or Diigo or other bookmarking service) with teaching-carnival.

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Welcome back to another year of aggregated teaching links from around the blogosphere (aka, The Teaching Carnival)!  The Teaching Carnival (and its editor) took a break over the summer, but we are back and we have an epic Teaching Carnival 6.01 post for you.  Grab some coffee (or maybe a meal), settle back, and prepare to be educated.

For Professors

Professional Development / Productivity

For Students


Teaching the Elections
No Caption Needed is wonderful website that provides photographs that can enhance and supplement instructional materials.  About the 2012 election, however, NCN found these two images:

Bedford Bits:  Ideas for Teaching Composition publishes a wealth of information about the teaching of writing, but many of their ideas could be appropriate for other disciplines.

Technology / Online Tools
Many folks in higher education, use Google products, and they provide hints and tricks on how to make the most of this technology

Moving beyond Google:

Presentation Skills
As educators, we make presentations all the time.  We encourage or even demand presentations from students.  These tips and tricks might help our students.


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A last note: If you do not see your discipline represented in these Teaching Carnivals, it’s because we don’t know about you (or them). Please send them to the current compiler of the TC or to Billie Hara (email or twitter) and we’ll get them included next time.  Better yet, volunteer to compile a Carnival yourself! We are always looking for more contributors for the Teaching Carnival, so if you have interest in compiling links for one month later this year, please contact Billie Hara for information.  (Please make sure you include TEACHING CARNIVAL in the subject line of your email.)

Teaching Carnival 6.02: Billie Hara will compile October’s Teaching Carnival.  If you have links, images, thoughts, suggestions, please send them to her: email or twitter.

[Image by Billie Hara and used under the creative commons license.]

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