Yearly Archives: 2010

First day of classes

What you do on the first day of classes sets the tone for the rest of the semester. If you hand out the syllabus and hold up the book and then let them go early, what does that say about the importance of class time? If you read the syllabus to them, do they “hear” that it isn’t important to read for themselves? If you ask them to do

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Preparing to teach

An interesting article on Inside Higher Education yesterday with some poignant quotes… From  Fradella, H. F. (August 24, 2010).  Fixing higher ed.  Inside Higher Ed, Retrieved August 24, 2010 from “First, no one should be able to earn a Ph.D. and secure a faculty position in an institution of higher education who has not taken graduate-level courses that prepare them to teach effectively at the college level. Graduate

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It’s the first day of classes…

How can assignments be used as teaching tools to help student learn instead of some “final” assessment of how they are doing?

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