I could've been your English 101 professor.
For five years, I taught college writing courses that are part of the core curriculum. Most students are: 18-19 years old, don't want to be in the class, and hate writing. They're a tough crowd. I'm proud of the work I did and the relationships I developed with my students over the years. I'm also proud of my pedagogical experimentation in service-learning, civic engagement, and art practice.
Along with giving hour-long lectures eight times a week and developing fantastic mentoring relationships with my students, I also did a lot of other things outside the classroom:
+ I led faculty development workshops on teaching with social media,
+ gave presentations of my research at national and regional conferences,
+ led service-learning projects with my students in the community,
+ coordinated + hosted a 10-week documentary film series at an independent bookstore,
+ served on curriculum development + hiring committees,
+ coordinated two endowed writing competitions,
+ advised a cohort of 40 students on their matriculation,
+ and spent hours + hours working with students individually on their writing.
+ I even got a shout out in the valedictorian speech at a graduation ceremony from one of my students!