The following outlines various techniques I use when teaching to enhance or change discussion-based activities. I’ll update it as necessary. I’ve had a number of students say they enjoy my classes in part because they never know what we’ll be… Read More ›
Conversations with fellow professors often turn to the topic of office hours and their frustrated comments about how students never utilize this time. In contrast to some my colleagues, my office hours are always wonderfully busy with students. Frequently, I… Read More ›
What Did You Learn Activity: When we are at a good stopping place as far as the topic of discussion or what I am lecturing about but there are just three or four minutes left rather than dismissing early I use… Read More ›
With the exception of “presentations” students prepare and present in-class with very little preparation, I have discovered when they hear “presentation,” they automatically think of PowerPoint. Last semester when I told my students in African American History they could not use… Read More ›
11 reasons the face-to-face classroom is a wonderful, magical, one-of-a-kind place for students and professors.
1. Our aches, pains, and worries evaporate into nothing 95% of the time. 2. We all get to ask deep, powerful questions and have opportunities to hear perspectives from each other in real time. 3. We all frequently open up and share… Read More ›