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Over at the Teaching Professor blog, Maryellen Weimer has come up with a list of seven characteristics of good learners. We might all salivate at the idea of students like this: Good learners are curious Good learners pursue understanding diligently … Continue reading
My students have reading assignments for every class, and the quality of class discussion depends very much on whether they have read (and even thought about) those pages. Sometimes, especially at this busy time of year, I suspect that not … Continue reading
Today I’m attending the annual conference of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, and I heard a keynote address by Michael Wesch, who teaches cultural anthropology at Kansas State. He gave one of those wildly popular TED … Continue reading
I was recently asked what my favorite part about being a teacher was. I thought this was an interesting question as being a teacher is a complex job and involves a lot of disparate activities. Who loves serving on boards … Continue reading
One really rewarding teaching experience can be the one-on-one conversations that happen when a student comes to office hours. The conversation might clear up the student’s confusion; it might allow an exploration of the course’s big themes; it might give … Continue reading