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Some Departing Thoughts: On the Privilege and Responsibility of Inclusive Teaching

Some Departing Thoughts: On the Privilege and Responsibility of Inclusive Teaching

By Professor Tuere Marshall, Professor of English, retired As I retire this summer from my faculty position in the English department, reflections on my teaching career are flooding in. The seed for teaching was first planted during those twelve years of my early education when my teachers up through high school were nuns of the […]

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“Foster My Skill Set as a Faculty Member of Color: Faculty Representation at Community College”

“Foster My Skill Set as a Faculty Member of Color: Faculty Representation at Community College”

By Dr. Elizabeth Benton, Acting Dean of English and Reading, Dr. Rodney Redmond, Interim Provost, College of Southern Maryland, Professor Jarvis Slacks, Program Manager, Professor Ellwood Johnson, McMFI Intern, Professor Jermaine Jones, McMFI Intern, and Professor William Martin, McMFI Intern In 2018, the Montgomery College English and Reading Area established an internship to increase the […]

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Fostering Opportunity in a Time of Uncertainty:  Taking the Digital Storytelling Internship Virtual

Fostering Opportunity in a Time of Uncertainty: Taking the Digital Storytelling Internship Virtual

By Matthew Decker, Assistant Professor of English and Co-Coordinator of the Digital Storytelling Internship, with Jamie Gillan, Associate Professor of English and Co-Coordinator of the Digital Storytelling Internship, Montgomery College For many Montgomery College community members, March 2020 was a stressful time. Faculty and students learned they would not be returning to their physical classrooms, and […]

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A Sense of Normalcy in a Difficult Time: A Renewed Spirit of Collaboration Provides Virtual Academic Support at Montgomery College

A Sense of Normalcy in a Difficult Time: A Renewed Spirit of Collaboration Provides Virtual Academic Support at Montgomery College

By Dr. Lucinda Grinnell, Acting Manager WRLC, Rockville , Tanya Camp, Manager WRLC, Takoma Park/Silver Spring , Dr. Elysse Meredith, Manager WRLC, Germantown , Dr. Elizabeth Benton, Professor of English, Rockville When COVID-19 forced a shift to emergency remote learning, our team of learning center managers utilized every second of those first couple of weeks to evaluate and […]

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Maintaining Global Perspective in an Ever-Closing World

Maintaining Global Perspective in an Ever-Closing World

By Gregory Malveaux, Collegewide Coordinator, Study Abroad; Professor of English, Montgomery College A Rude Awakening As college-wide coordinator of Montgomery College Study Abroad, I approached the spring 2020 semester with enthusiasm about the implementation of coming short term abroad programs (one to three weeks in length), including a program to Japan.  Despite reports of a […]

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Seen, Heard, and Empowered: Meeting student needs in our remote learning classrooms

Seen, Heard, and Empowered: Meeting student needs in our remote learning classrooms

By Professor Jennifer Lee, English, Rockville At the close of this difficult semester, as we all take a moment to breathe, recover, and look forward to another semester that begins in the remote classroom, we are all engaging in the work of learning or fine tuning our technological capabilities and reevaluating the merits of the […]

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Turning to Each Other: Reflections on Teaching and Collaborating during the Pandemic of 2020

Turning to Each Other: Reflections on Teaching and Collaborating during the Pandemic of 2020

By Dr. Elizabeth Benton, Professor of English, Montgomery College Continued and disruptive turbulence[1] in COVID-19’s path demands educational change in higher education.  This commentary reflects my vantage point experiencing educational change in three teaching situations: full-time teaching and faculty leadership at a community college; teaching one evening a week at the university level; and teaching […]

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Reflections on Being an Educator During a Pandemic: The Power and Importance of Stories

Reflections on Being an Educator During a Pandemic: The Power and Importance of Stories

By Emily Rosado, Professor of English, Montgomery College As a young college student in the 1990s, I was browsing through the clothing racks of Bloomingdale’s one day when I overheard a conversation between two employees who were roughly around my age. The mention of Jennifer Lopez perked my ears because at the time (and perhaps […]

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Becoming a Climate Leader

Becoming a Climate Leader

by Professor David Fallick The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Stewards Education Project (CSEP) was a program for teachers (now called the Planet Stewards Education Project) designed to help teachers prepare students to respond to environmental challenges.  Its educational component for teachers included “webinars” on various climate and climate change topics and, less often, […]

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It’s Emotional: An English Teacher’s Journey In a New Classroom

It’s Emotional: An English Teacher’s Journey In a New Classroom

By Elizabeth Benton Elizabeth Benton serves as the English and Reading Department Chair at Montgomery College, Rockville.  Elizabeth has been a Montgomery College faculty member since 2004.  Elizabeth has been the English and Reading Department Chair since 2012.  Elizabeth teaches courses in English composition, grammar, distance learning, American literature, and ELITE professional development.  Elizabeth is a doctoral candidate at The George Washington University in the […]

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