Instructional Inspirations and Innovations

Dr. Harriett Jernigan's Advanced PWR Class
Dec 10, 2021
By Gabrielle Moyer [pictured above: students in fall's PWR 194HT]
Sep 2, 2021
Pictured above; LSP Research Poster Session 2021 (Photo Credit: Jenne Stonaker)
Mar 17, 2021
Recently I had the opportunity to sit down (virtually, of course) with Dr.
Dec 7, 2020
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Nov 24, 2020
“This is my dream job,” says Mya Vinnett, Oral Communications Tutor (OCT) with Stanford’s Oral Comm Program. Mya has been an OCT since fall 2019.
Aug 30, 2020
Pictured above: Dr. John P. A. Ioannidis (left) visiting with Kevin Moore (top), Mutallip Anwar (not pictured) and students from two spring PWR 1 classes
Jun 15, 2020
[above: Zoom image holder by Kathleen Tarr, layered on a CC0 background from Pixabay]
Mar 29, 2020
[Picture above: Participants in a March 19 PWR Zoom Conversation on Converting your Favorite Activity, left to right, top to bottom: Harriett Jernigan, Christine Alfano, Ruth Starkman, Shannon Hervey, Sarah Pittock, Arturo Heredia, Lisa Swan,
ESF class photo in front of Memorial Church
Dec 11, 2019
[Pictured above: Christine Alfano (far left) and several of her ESF students in their weekly post-Seminar photo in front of MemChu, titled by student "ESF 7A 4ever"]
Dec 9, 2019
[Picture above: Dr. Yanshuo Zhang (center) and students from her PWR class]
Sep 2, 2019
In Spring 2019, Sarah Pittock taught PWR 91SP: "Doctors' Stories: Communica
May 29, 2019
Jenne Stonaker’s popular advanced elective PWR course, PWR 91JS “
A student paints a page of a child's picture book on nutrition; she paints a bowl of fruit.
Feb 27, 2019
Who doesn't love a good picture book? We say goodnight to the cow jumping over the moon in the great green room. We hop off a shelf and join a small teddy bear in green overalls (with a missing button) in search of a home and a friend.
A tape recorder from the 1960s
Dec 1, 2018
Over the course of this past year, I have been on a mission to better understand the institutional history of PWR.
Nov 30, 2018
By Jenae Cohn & Ruth Starkman 
Aug 30, 2018
The PWR Newsletter team had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Kim Savelson about her new PWR 91 course, "Storytelling and Science," which she taught in spring quarter 2018.
Jan 12, 2018
In writing classes, we often encourage students to collaborate with their peers on developing research ideas, refining their prose, and clarifying their arguments.
Sep 9, 2017
A recent PWR elective course helped students see the incredible impact that writing can have on community-based causes.
Mar 9, 2017
When Meg Formato’s PWR students logged onto Wikipedia during class time, the room fell completely silent.
John Peterson
Jan 24, 2017
PWR Newsletter: We understand that you’re doing work in Japan this year.
Oct 27, 2016
My course begins today with the sound of Run, Run, Mourner Run by Sweet Honey In The Rock, one of a series of songs about five minutes long that daily not only welcomes students into the space but also co
Montage of cut and paste images, featuring a pair of eyes
May 1, 2016
For the second quarter in a row, students from one section my PWR 2 "A Rebel With A Cause: The Rhetoric of Giving A Damn" organized to keep meeting after the end of the term in order to continue discussions. This Winter 2016, students additionally sought to publish their RBAs in one volume with cover art created during a class activity. In my foreword to the volume (below), I reflect on how lucky I am to have worked with rock star rebels, wishing other instructors similar good fortune.
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