Through the years an instructor receives a large amount of feedback about her courses and instruction.  This  page includes noteworthy feedback from students, peers, and directors that illuminate particular aspects of my teaching style.

Formal Evaluations

Southern New Hampshire University
LIT 652 (14TW1 2014)
SNHU LIT-652-X1300
SNHU LIT-652-X3442
SNHU LIT-652-X4449

American Public University
LITR 201 (WIN 2014 B)
LITR 201 (FALL 2013 D)
LITR 211 (FALL 2013 I)
LITR 201 (FALL 2013 B)
LITR 220 (FALL 2013 B)
LITR 201 (SUM 2013 D)
LITR 201 (SUM 2013 I)
LITR 202 (SUM 2013 B)
LITR 202 (SUM 2013 I)

Community College of Vermont (coming soon)
ENG 205 (Spring 2012)
ENG 205 (Spring 2012)
DEV 600 (Spring 2012)

University of Washington
ENG 242 (Winter 2011)
ENG 200 (Spring 2011)
ENG 200 (Fall 2010)
ENG 197 (Spring 2010)
ENG 197 (Fall 2009)
ENG 131 (Spring 2008)
ENG 131 (Winter 2007)
ENG 131 (Fall 2007)
ENG 111 (Winter 2010)
ENG 111 (Spring 2009)
ENG 111 (Fall 2009)
ENG 111 (Winter 2008)

Highline Community College
ENG 111 (Spring 2010)
ENG 101 (Fall 2009) (pt. 2)

ENG 101 (Spring 2009)
ENG 101 (Spring 2009)
ENG 101 (Winter 2008)
ENG 101 (Fall 2008)

Informal Evaluations
Rate my Professors Southern New Hampshire University
Rate my Professors American Public University
Highline Teaching Observation
Rate my Professors Highline
Rate my Professors U of Washington
Jerry Desmul, Student
Nicole Bostic, Student
Beth Naples, Student
Sam Sussman, Student
Andrew Banthan, Student

Recent Posts

Being Seen during a Wellness Journey

I have not made a post for about a month in this diary but this has not been because I have been lazy or in a binge coma. Actually, I keep considering the function of such a diary for me, at this point in my journey. I ask myself: what is the function of me logging in my food every day and documenting my exercise.

On one hand, it is because these steps motivate me. I can see my progress, and I can see the data and interpret it. Tracking in these ways also give me visibility, as if I am being seen in some way, which in turn provides me a sense of validation.

On the other hand, these things are not really real. I do already feel internal motivation just from a desire to be well and to reach a higher level of consciousness. And visibility is a lie, a farce — no one really sees me or knows me, not really, and certainly not more than I see or know myself.

So, the function of documenting and being accountable to a plan continues to perplex me. After almost one year of logging in my food and exercise and nine weeks of keeping this wellness diary on my website, I am not sure that I have reaped the benefits for which I hoped.

Then again, I feel today as if I am at a better place; yet, I always feel that way. Every day is another encounter with the unknown, every day, another opportunity to be tested and to learn about myself and the world.

I am not sure what shape this diary will continue to take, but I do like to express my feelings and thoughts about wellness on my own journey.

There is an element of letting go, even of acceptance, that I wish to work toward in my wellness journey. That, I feel, is a piece that will help other more visible elements fall into place.

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