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The Weekly Blast: February 11, 2011

EXERCISE OF THE WEEK
“Mapping Out the Metaphor” uses metaphor as a concrete entry point to enable students to critically and closely engage with a text. To see how Jenny Krichevsky leads students through this discovery and mapping of metaphors click on http://www.umass.edu/writingprogram/teaching/database/_resourcecontents.html

IT’S A PROCESS TEACHING BLOG
Peer Review? Class Discussion? Juggling two sections? Check out the Resource Center’s teaching blog at: http://blogs.umass.edu/ (If you cannot access the blog, please let Peggy know (pmwoods@acad.umass.edu)

TECH FELLOWS -- BLOGS
Join us this Monday (5-6pm) for a Tech-Fellows activity session. We will be surfing and sharing Blogs that illustrate exciting types of publication. Those that are interested in developing activities for computer classrooms or finding alternatives/complements to Andrew Sullivan should come!

LOOKING FOR A GUEST SPEAKER FOR YOUR CLASS
We'd like to encourage you to consider hosting a panel of speakers from the Stonewall Center Speakers Bureau at one of your classes this semester. The Speakers Bureau is a valuable resource to the UMASS campus and surrounding communities. As you know, LGBTQ people are often invisible, and our invisibility allows myths, stereotypes, misinformation, fear, and intolerance to flourish. This leads to harassment, discrimination, and oppression against us. We speak because we believe that homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia are products of ignorance. By letting students get to know us, we hope to dispel some of the myths, stereotypes, and misinformation present in society about LGBTQ people. We are committed to breaking the silence by talking with people about our lives. In addition, we hope that a panel discussion will help your students apply the content delivered in your course to the real world.

We hope we get the opportunity to engage your class again in the months to come.

 
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