A New Understanding of “Rime”: Shedding Light on “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”

I’ve taught Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” on at least three different occasions, usually to a group of less-than-interested Composition I students who are just trying to make it to their reward: a screening of Pirates of the Caribbean.  (Pro tip: coupling “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” with Pirates of the Caribbean is a slam […]


TA 101: “Ugh, No Fair!” or, Crafting Fair Course Policies

I’m excited to announce two regular features on this blog: TA 101 and TA 911.  These posts are specifically designed to help teaching assistants with classroom management techniques, sample lesson plans, case studies, and whatever else I fancy writing about.  The TA 101 posts will cover basic, helpful information that we often learn in trial-by-fire […]