Free money and culture with a side of great teaching.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) sponsors summer sessions that run 1-5 weeks focused on wide-ranging subjects. A smattering of offerings: Developmental Ethics and Global Justice; Buddhist Asia; Paul Laurence Dunbar and American Literary History.

I will be applying to the Institute for Community College Digital Humanists: Beyond Pockets of Innovation, Toward a Community of Practice. I welcome others to learn about digital humanities and consider applying.

NEH summer institutes pay for airfare and either offer housing or offer money for housing. When is the last time you took a week or more to play with ideas on someone else’s dime?

As part of their 50 Great Teachers series, Minnesota Public Radio recently asked 5 educators “What qualities make a teacher great?

Want more on great teachers? The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced their Teachers of the Year.

Thanks to all who participated in the roundtables this week on mental health and supplemental instruction. The next roundtable will be December 4th at 3 p.m. on using social media to teach. Stay tuned for location.

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