Erika Romero

Education YouTuber & Blogger | English Studies PhD

Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction

Robert Gagne’s “Nine Events of Instruction” framework is my favorite lesson learned so far in my instructional design research. It works for all types of teaching and training situations, but I’m focusing on college course design in this post. Keep in mind that this framework can be used for one assignment or for a course design as a whole.

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11 Teaching Tools and 12 Assignment Ideas

During the month of July, I decided to theme my eight YouTube videos to focus on specific types of teaching tips and assignments ideas. Each week had its own theme: college basics, writing, literature, and multimedia. On Tuesdays, I shared some resources or tools tied to the theme. On Fridays, I shared three assignment ideas. If you want access to the assignment sheet templates, they can be found in my free resource library. [Sign Up to Access] In this blog post, I’ve listed information about the month’s videos and added links to all of them. If you teach college freshman or are interested in improving student academic writing or multimodal writing, check out the videos below.

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Teacher Summer Series: Teachers, Let’s Have an Amazing Summer!

I’m not teaching this summer, which means I have time for a lot of things that just don’t happen during the academic year. While I have more time on my hands, there’s still a lot that doesn’t get done in the summer unless I plan accordingly. This blog post is a compilation of all my “Teacher Summer Series” videos, which will go live each week on my YouTube Channel, Ever Educating. In this post, I provide quick descriptions of each video, so you can decide which ones are worth the watch for your own summer situation. The post will be updated as new videos go live.

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7 Mistakes I Made as a PhD Student

It’s official. I’m Dr. Erika Romero. Erika Romero, PhD. So exciting!! It’s been a hard 7 years as a PhD student, and I’ve learned a lot about myself during this time. In today’s blog post, I’m discussing 7 mistakes I made during my time as a PhD student and candidate. So if you’re a new PhD student or are in the early candidate stage, I recommend giving this post a read and learning from my mistakes. [Here’s my video about my 7 best decisions.]

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