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Jim Sullivan
Temecula, CA
Teacher / Learner
Interests: composition and reading, american literature and culture, chicano / latino studies, service learning, student success / developmental education, technology and pedagogy
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Welcome New Colleagues! I am thrilled to have this opportunity to talk about teaching and learning with you. I hope our time together will help us develop syllabi that reflect who we are and provide powerful student success guidance for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at freetowrite
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Because we are doing some upgrades in the classrooms at my college, I have been thinking about and researching the possibilities of creative technology design for college classrooms. Apparently, I am not the only one trying to re-imagine the classroom... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at freetowrite
Three resources we will use today: 1. a powerpoint: Download Quizzingtoteach 2. miracosta webcms 3. blackboard Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at freetowrite
Powerpoint: Download Syllabusworkshop Sample 1 Sample 2 Office of Instruction Guidance Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at freetowrite
Social Justice Poopie Pants Devil Wears Prada Bain Is Lame Botton Rocks Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at write2think
The DWYL(Do What You Love) slogan is very popular in todays society. Our class has been reading a lot about what different authors feel about these words. In my opinion, this catchy phrase is very lovely because I agree that every individual, if possible, should do what they love. Many... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at write2think
I have collected some resources for our mid-semester meeting here: Powerpoint Rubric Assignment Link to Google Doc for Writing with Machines Workshop Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at freetowrite
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I recently read an interview with a social worker in GiG: Americas Talk About Their Jobs. I was particularly interested in this interview because I spent a year after earning my bachelor's degree working as a social worker at Catholic Social Services in Los Angeles. Reading Elizabeth MacLean's description of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at write2think
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Teaching English Online Scott Womack, 2009 (NCTE) You can read some about it on the amazon page. You can also find out about it on the NCTE page because they publish it (or should I say "we"). Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at writingwithmachines
Our first meeting takes place this coming Friday. During this meeting, we can focus on the following taks (if the group agrees, of course!). 1) Reviewing our new blog, learning how to use it, sharing ideas for how to develop it, identifying lines of inquiry we hope to explore through... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at writingwithmachines
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Welcome to writing with machines, the blog for MiraCosta faculty interested in exploring the relationship between composition and technology. Created at our last faculty retreat, our Writing With Machines faculty inquiry group (or FIG) meets the third Friday of each month at 12:30. Please join us! This photo of our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at writingwithmachines
Test of how to type... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at write2think
Your Best Writing of the Semester Because you have had several opportunities to draft and revise these posts, and because you have received feedback on them from both Jim and your classmates, your portfolio should be your best writing of the semester. What you want to create here is something... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at write2think
This exerpt comes from a poem by Juan de Castellanos (1522-1607) about a revolt by Puerto Rican Taino Indians against the Spanish. The speaker in this English translation of a Spanish text is Agüeybana II, "the Taino chieftain who led the last major indigenous rebellion against the Sapnish invaders, in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at figuringamerica
Written in response to the Spanish Conquest of the Aztec Empire (1519-1521), this Nahuatl (Aztec) poem was first translated from Nahuatl to Spanish by Angel Maria Garibay and then translated from Spanish to English by Lysander Kemp. It appears in Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexcio,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at figuringamerica
Here are some resources for colleagues working on their English 100 Syllabi. 1. The official Course Outline of Record 2. The handout with all of the elements from the COR that you must include in your 100 Syllabus 3. A... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at freetowrite
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"Equiano's Nativity: Negative Birthright, Indigenous Ethic, and Universal Human Rights" Yael Ben-Zvi Early American Literature Volume 48, Issue 2: 399-424. This scholarly journal article analzying Equiano's Interesting Narrative enhanced my ability to contextualize early American literary texts through three lenses:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at freetowrite
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"The Balcony and the Street: Gender, Virtue, and Politics in George Caleb Bingham's Antebellum America" Wynne Walker Moskop American Quarterly June 2013: Volume 65, Number 2. 243-270. Moskop's article -- organized around a close study of George Caleb Bingham's 1855... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at freetowrite
Patrick Sullivan "Just in Time" Curriculum for the Basic Writing Classroom Teaching Engish in the Two-Year College Volume 4`: Number 2, December 2013: 118-134 Sullivan advocates for advancing high achieving basic students more rapidly through the composition sequence by allowing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at freetowrite