About Michael J. Faris
Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
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Category Archives: Conferences with Students
Yesterday I put myself through hell, scheduling 27 20-minute conferences with students (4 didn’t show up), and come 6:30 when I finished, I was exhausted. Today, I have considerably fewer, though I also teach two classes today. However, I’m currently … Continue reading
I’ve noticed a strange phenomenon with many of male students. Many of them like to shake my hand after the conference, which I’m okay with, but I’m a bit surprised by. I don’t remember ever shaking a teacher’s hand when … Continue reading
Today I had a conference with one of my international Writing 121 students. When I noticed that he was making a lot of jumps between ideas, jumps that I could easily follow as a working reader, I told him to … Continue reading