Monthly Archives: March 2014

47 Down. Effectiveness of crosswords as review vehicles (2 wds.)

For many years, I wrote a crossword puzzle for my students to use as a vehicle for reviewing what we had just covered (either at the end of each week or, less ambitiously, at the end of each chapter). I … Continue reading

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Beyond Mnemonics for Name-Learning Challenged Teachers

I have always thought that learning the names of my students creates a better classroom environment. The alternative — pointing a finger at a student I want to call on, or calling out the “the young man in the green … Continue reading

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Does sex matter?

From the Journal of Higher Education (Nov./Dec. 2013), here’s the abstract: We conducted an observational study to examine the effect of student and professor gender on college classroom participation and faculty-student interactions. A main effect for professor gender emerged, with … Continue reading

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