What should we name our blog devoted to publishing great college writing and literature class assignments or exercises?
September 6, 2011 5:59 PM   Subscribe

Naming filter: Help me name a blog devoted to publishing great exercises, activities, and assignments by and for instructors of college composition and literature classes.

Every teacher has at least one assignment or exercise that s/he feels really great about -- something that engages students and results in real learning. The idea behind the blog is to share these gems with fellow instructors in order to counteract the isolation of teaching, inspire teachers to bring great materials to the classroom, and build community. Instructors can submit short (250-550 word) posts about their assignments/exercises, and we'll publish several a month. We're also hoping to encourage discussion of the published posts.

Our audience will probably be mostly grad student instructors and adjuncts, but we're certainly not limiting it to these folks.

An early name idea was "On Assignment," but that's probably too journalistic. I also thought about the name "Twice," accompanied by the quotation "To teach is to learn twice” as a sort of epigraph.

We need more ideas to throw around.

We're open to anything-- titles that are a little esoteric or literary, titles that are punny, titles that are comfortingly descriptive, etc.

Thanks, mefites.
posted by cymru_j to Education (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
The Write Stuff.

Words words words.

Publish or Perish.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:32 PM on September 6, 2011


If you're going for hip, I like:

"a blog devoted to publishing great exercises, activities, and assignments by and for instructors of college composition and literature classes"

As a teacher, that would crack me up.

Extra credit:
Use zany clashing colors so it's clear that you're as hip as maple syrup.
posted by Murray M at 6:38 PM on September 6, 2011


Ha! Yes, and maybe in subsequent mentions we could nonchalantly refer to ourselves with the very catchy acronym ABDPGEAABFICCLC.
posted by cymru_j at 6:47 PM on September 6, 2011


Prompts that Prompt? As in, (writing) prompts that (prompt) discussion, and vice versa?

(Once it's ready, I hope you put the URL in Projects or your profile -- I'd like to check it out.)
posted by gnomeloaf at 7:02 PM on September 6, 2011


...prompt (discussion), rather. (All of my editing efforts tonight already went to grading, apparently.)
posted by gnomeloaf at 7:05 PM on September 6, 2011


Here's a couple of ideas in the hopes you might find one you can run with:

Extra Credit Projects

We'll Teach You a Lesson! (or some variation on this idiom)
posted by Philemon at 7:40 PM on September 6, 2011


Chalk it Up

That'll Teach Someone
posted by Philemon at 7:50 PM on September 6, 2011


Shoulders of Giants?
posted by trip and a half at 8:16 PM on September 6, 2011


The Write Insight.
posted by Jacob G at 8:19 PM on September 6, 2011


That'll Teach the Little Bastards
Lesson Less
Lesson Time Spent
posted by LucretiusJones at 8:33 PM on September 6, 2011


Words Chosen Carefully?

(Could you post this blog in Projects when it's up? I've been looking for something like this!)
posted by showbiz_liz at 4:52 AM on September 7, 2011


Thanks, everyone. Yep, I'll definitely post it to Projects when it's up and running!
posted by cymru_j at 10:32 AM on September 7, 2011


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