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My name is Erin, and I’m an archaeologist…

Over the next few months, I hope to share with you some of my experiences and experiments with motivating students in first-year anthropology. Some days, it feels like I’ve tried everything, from Twitter to stickers, and bacon-flavoured crickets to i>Clicker quizzes. I’m always keen to try out options that might generate some interest from students. In next month’s post, I’ll tell you a bit about my latest combination of virtual badges and real life stickers and share a bit about how I’m using these to get people moving in ANTH 100. read more…

  • dateJanuary 27, 2016
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  • posted byErin McGuire
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Empowered and Empowering Students with Emily Lloyd

This blog posting on student empowerment is inspired by a recent talk given by Emily Lloyd, a PhD candidate and adjunct instructor at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Emily includes a list of references as a helpful starting place for others seeking inspiration for empowerment in the classroom. read more…

  • dateJanuary 28, 2015
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  • posted byLeah McCurdy
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Engaging Large Classes with Professor Deborah Moon

This is the second in a series of blog postings by the Anthropology Teaching Forum (ATF) at the University of Texas, San Antonio. The first post introduced the ATF and its goal of building a strong teaching culture to match the research focus of the graduate program. This post offers a summary of a recent ATF meeting in which guest speaker Deb Moon provided creative ideas for teaching in large classroom environments. read more…

  • dateNovember 25, 2014
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  • posted byLeah McCurdy
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Learning to Teach Anthropology

I have had the privilege of being taught by some amazing, thoughtful, and supportive people during my undergraduate and graduate training at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Jill Fleuriet is one of those inspirational teachers, so when I matriculated into the MA program in the spring of 2011 and saw she would be running the Teaching Anthropology seminar, I jumped at the opportunity to learn about teaching from her. Three years out, I’m happy to take this opportunity to reflect on how Dr. Fleuriet’s Teaching Anthropology course has played an integral part in my development as a teacher. read more…

  • dateSeptember 15, 2014
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  • posted byWill Robertson
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