Ray Dademo

Professor Ray Dademo is an adjunct professor of English at Rutgers University, Montclair State University, and Middlesex County College. He holds an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University and a BA in English from Fordham University. His pedagogy involves the use of cinematic literacy as an entry point for composition studies. He has recently co-authored an article for the CEA Critic, titled "Narrating the Moviegoing Experience: Reframing Film for First-Year Composition.

  • 4 Time Management Tips for Instructors

    4 Time Management Tips for Instructors

    Better time management means instructors can focus on having better classes while enjoying more free time.

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  • Break the Cycle of Classroom Hand-Holding. Teach Independence.

    Break the Cycle of Classroom Hand-Holding. Teach Independence.

    Creating a classroom that fosters accountability and equity can help lay a foundation of independence that students can take with them through their lives.

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  • Managing Your Time & Handling Plagiarism

    Managing Your Time & Handling Plagiarism

    Plagiarism is an unfortunate part of teaching, but clear expectations can minimize how often instructors must confront it.

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  • How to Manage Other People’s Time

    How to Manage Other People’s Time

    Time management is a learned process much like any other discipline. Help students gain skills to accomplish tasks on time that they can carry throughout their lives.

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  • Speak Up: How to Help Our LGBTQ+ Students

    Speak Up: How to Help Our LGBTQ+ Students

    Instructors and administrators have a responsibility to create an inclusive and accepting classroom and campus.

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  • Before You Start: 4 Tips for New Adjuncts

    Before You Start: 4 Tips for New Adjuncts

    Key steps to start the academic year on the right foot before students enter the classroom.

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  • 7 Ways to Tackle Student Engagement

    7 Ways to Tackle Student Engagement

    Complacency is the enemy of a classroom. Bring excitement and engagement back with a few of these tips.

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  • Getting Started: Instructor Checklist

    Getting Started: Instructor Checklist

    Getting Started this Semester: Instructor Checklist. Whenever a new semester approaches, the likelihood of error rises exponentially.

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  • Clearing the Pathway: Assisting the Nontraditional Student

    Clearing the Pathway: Assisting the Nontraditional Student

    Clearing the Pathway: Assisting the Nontraditional Student

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  • 8 Oscar Movies That You Should Show in Class

    8 Oscar Movies That You Should Show in Class

    Hear from Professor Ray Dademo as he outlines 8 Oscar nominated movies from 2018 that can be used in a variety of different disciplines.

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  • Teaching Students in the Wave of Fake News

    Teaching Students in the Wave of Fake News

    In an era of fake news, teaching students to think critically about bias, facts, and authorship can be difficult, if not impossible.

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  • The Benefits of Semester-Long Study

    The Benefits of Semester-Long Study

    At the end of a semester, I will sometimes ask my students to fill out an informal survey.

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  • 2019 Oscar Films: A New Source of Student Engagement

    2019 Oscar Films: A New Source of Student Engagement

    Classroom discussions getting stale? Try increasing engagement and improving discussions by using a 2019 Oscar film.

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  • 4 Strategies to Drive Down Textbook Cost

    4 Strategies to Drive Down Textbook Cost

    Considering what students likely are paying in tuition, it's important to keep course materials affordable for your students. Use this guide to determine which affordable options are the right fit.

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