Summer Teaching in Prison

Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering - Hebrews 13:3 NIV. As an adjunct professor, it is hard to find summer teaching jobs at local colleges. Because unless your tenured teacher the availability of working is… Continue reading Summer Teaching in Prison

Media Theory Week 5

This week in my Media Theory class is covering the Karl Marxist’s theory of Capitalism and how the conflict theory affects the mass media. Students will be analyzing The Hunger Games movie based on a Marxist’s ideology viewpoint to see how class systems works in film. Chapter 5 Focus Questions: Ideology - is defined as… Continue reading Media Theory Week 5

Creating a Lesson Plan

As an adjunct Professor, you will need to create a tentative lesson plan for your course syllabus. I say tentative because anything can happen, ie. we just seen a pandemic rearrange our entire schedules. Depending on the textbook you choose, some authors provide a outline for lessons with assignments that correspond with each chapter. Most… Continue reading Creating a Lesson Plan

Media 101 Week 13

This week’s Media class is learning about media methods and theories. Students are discovering the difference between quantitative and qualitative research tools used for collecting and analyzing data on a topic. The class discussed several different communication models that apply to media and how they evolved throughout history. Students realized the importance of delivering the… Continue reading Media 101 Week 13

Media 101 Week 11

This week’s media class topic is Media Ethics. Students will be reviewing the philosophy of categorical imperative by Kant. We will also covering both the Golden rule and the Golden mean. While we have laws and rules to help govern us, but everyone has their own moral compass. Media, advertising, and the news can easily… Continue reading Media 101 Week 11

Information Literacy

I just finished teaching an 8 week course on Library Literacy for SUNY Ulster via Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prisons. Students learnt how to properly cite sources using the MLA style format. This course also covered the 7 pillars of Information Literacy, which are: 1. Plan, 2. Purpose, 3. Location, 4. Identification, 5.… Continue reading Information Literacy

Freedom of Expression

Cancel Culture has struck again saying there are 6 Dr. Seuss books deemed inappropriate for young children. In my opinion this is infringing on our freedom of expression just like old time book burning. Where is the right to choose what we want to read or write anymore? Parents should be able to decide for… Continue reading Freedom of Expression

Media 101 Week 2

This week’s mass media lesson covers media literacy terms used in mass communication. This week’s class activity is to examine foreign media landscapes and determine how governments sometimes censor content to meet their agenda, especially during times of war. Students will be asked to research the pros and cons of internet censorship. How censorship invades… Continue reading Media 101 Week 2

Spring 2021

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace - 1 Peter 4:10. Bring it on! The new semester starts today for SUNY Ulster, MSMC starts the first week of February and Marist starts mid February. There will be no breaks due to covid, so… Continue reading Spring 2021

Fall 2020 Week 13

I was coughing all weekend, had a headache 3 days straight, so I went for Covid-19 test yesterday. Unfortunately, I can’t go back on campus until I get negative results. So rest of this week I am to teach remotely. I don’t want to share germs with my students either. Status of my classes: Technology… Continue reading Fall 2020 Week 13