In addition to the usual one million plus things to do related to teaching, the next two weeks are going to be even busier!
When those committed to neoliberal ideologies–politicians, public school and higher ed. administrators, commencement speakers, and parents–speak about the purpose and importance of obtaining college degrees, they generally tend to exclusively pick from a “preapproved” word bank. This word bank consist… Read More ›
Please be sure and read my latest publication at Inside Higher Ed, “19 More Things I’ve Learned about Teaching Undergraduates (so far),” also known as 19 More Lessons About Teaching. Please sure your thoughts and comments. Thanks!
Colleges and universities are always in various states of growth, transition, and uncertainty. Support from political leaders (and the people they theoretically represent) in the form of either tangible monetary support or positive rhetoric always ebbs and flows. Post-secondary institutions… Read More ›
A lot. Working memory (or short-term memory, using now-dated terminology) last a matter of seconds and can hold 7±2 chunks of information before it is gone forever, unless we make special efforts to transfer that information into long-term memory. But what about all… Read More ›
Probably one of our least favorite and often most frustrating aspects of teaching is working with students who come to us and say, “I’m an ‘A’ student, why did you give me a failing grade?!” While it is easy (and… Read More ›