Monthly Archives: March 2012

Using Seminar in Lit and Comp

After our vibrant workshop at Holyoke, I decided to dive into using seminar in my ENG 102 Literature and Composition course.  It had been awhile, admittedly, since I relinquished that much control in a class, even though most of my classes feature active learning strategies.   As predicted, handing the class over to the students flourished and nourished deep discussion of our common play, The Whipping Man. Continue reading


Bakery poetry – Hartford’s George Scott

Check out this video featuring George Scott, owner of Scott’s Jamaican Bakery in Hartford.  It gives a little history and George recites his favorite poem, recalling his early life in Jamaica.