Top Posts from 2022 – Part 1

Here we are, another new year together. As we step into 2023, I’m constantly reminded how much I value this space. I know that it’s mostly a one-way conversation where I reflect on something in the open. But I know you’re out there, regularly reading this stuff. I look at the statistics and the people who have signed up to receive these musings in their in-box and I’m honored by that. This has been (another) tough year and if this blog has brought you joy or helped you to reflect on stuff, that’s awesome. Because that’s what it does for me, too. Thanks.

So, without much more fanfare, over the next two weeks, I’ll be sharing the top visited posts from 2022. This week features posts six through ten. I’ll share the top five next week.

6. Promoting Personalization: From March 2022, this post draws on Jose Antonio Bowen’s recent book Teaching Change: How to Develop Independent Thinkers Using Relationships, Resilience, and Reflection. In the book, Bowen discusses ways to foster relationships by making the learning environment more personal so we can better connect with our students.

7. Not in Trouble: As the title suggests, I wasn’t reprimanded or anything. But I did have some explaining to do. In this post from September 2022, I lament that I didn’t get a chance to have a conversation with the student who emailed my university administration about the unfairness of one of my assignments.

8. Being an Effective Teacher by ChatGPT: The fact that this post made the top 10 but was only written in December shows how quickly ChatGPT has entered into the public discourse. In this post, artificial intelligence takes a crack at describing effective teaching.

9. Making Sense of Morale: From February 2022, this post discusses the four factors that contribute to faculty motivation and outlines how they may offer some opportunities for addressing the low faculty morale that is prevalent on many college campuses.

10. Having a Word with Wordle: While Wordle was introduced to the world in November 2021, this post was written a few months later (in January 2022) and discusses how the game can inform the work we do as educators.


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