Teaching Resources

The SAW Program welcomes requests from faculty for pedagogical resources. If you would like to meet with other faculty to discuss teaching practices, to consult with the SAW Coordinator about developing writing or speaking assignments and activities, to have a SAW representative present a workshop to your class, or to propose an idea for a seminar or workshop for faculty, please contact Amy Martin, Associate Professor of English, Faculty Advisor for SAW. For specific questions regarding ESOL students, contact Mark Shea.

Designing Writing Assignments

The University of Maryland website provides accessible resources on designing effective writing assignments.

Responding to Student Writing

The Harvard Writing Project at Harvard College offers a brief yet comprehensive document for faculty on responding to student writing.

Resources for Teaching with Writing

The Director of Princeton University’s Writing Program, Kerry Walk, offers helpful, brief guidelines on the elements of effective writing assignments and responding to student writing, as well as a short book called Teaching with Writing. Both the guidelines and her book are available at the Resources for Teaching with Writing webpage.

The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric at Dartmouth College

Provides essays on teaching pedagogies and methods.

Books on Teaching Methods

The SAW program maintains a small collection of books on teaching methods and theories in Dwight Lounge 201. Faculty members are invited to peruse these books in the Lounge or request to borrow them by contacting the SAW Program

Teaching Guides

Previous SAW administrators prepared several comprehensive guides:

English Language Learning

The Center for Applied Linguistics provides information and resources on English language learning and foreign language acquisition.