Lee Skallerup Bessette

Lee Skallerup Bessette grew up Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her undergraduate degree is in Professional Writing from the Unversité de Sherbrooke and her MA is in Comparative Canadian Literature from the same. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Alberta in Comparative Literature. Her academic interests are varied: postcolonial speculative fiction, contemporary Haitian literature, translation studies, and life writing. She primarily teaches writing, and thus is also interested in pedagogy, non-traditional learners, and the integration of technology and social media in the classroom. Having taught in two Canadian provinces and three States, both on and off the tenure-track, she writes about issues currently facing higher education, women, and the ever-expanding contingent labor force as well. In her free time, she is also trying to branch out as an Edupreneur.

Lee is a member of the editorial collective at University of Venus. You can also visit her blog at collegereadywriting.blogspot.com and follow her on Twitter (@readywriting). She can be reached by email at lee.bessette@gmail.com.

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March 31, 2015
On finding out that I can be happy doing other things. It might be analogous to something...
March 30, 2015
Tenure and choices.
March 25, 2015
Not teaching, and thus not grading, this semester has left me some space to think about the most important part of the learning process. 
March 17, 2015
Being totally unprepared to coach my son's soccer team led me to reflect on how much more preparation I had to coach and teach swimming, versus the preparation I didn't have when I started teaching.
March 12, 2015
I've been blogging and tweeting for five years. It seems longer. 
March 4, 2015
Taking off and landing.
March 2, 2015
I'm taking another MOOC, and for my first blog assignment, I reflect on dropping out of another MOOC. 
February 24, 2015
It's a big step forward that this kind of mobilization is happening.
February 11, 2015
Some thoughts on the latest report on faculty educational technology use.
February 5, 2015
My story of when "just fine" was no longer good enough. 

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