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The trouble with grading rubrics
Most of the advice I read about grading points to the importance of rubrics. Blackboard even lets me put a rubric up on the site. Why is this? What is a rubric? What is the trouble with rubrics? Well, according … Continue reading
Posted in Teaching, The joy of teaching Tagged Blackboard, Education, Educators, grading, K through 12, Rubric, Student, teaching, Thought, undergraduates, Wikipedia 4 Comments
Undergrads, sign up to present your research now!
The sooner you get used to presenting your work, the better. It is so important to be able to talk about your work outside your research group. Why did you do this? Why is it important? Just because your adviser … Continue reading
Is it fair some students get extra time on tests?
If you are teaching in a class with tests, quizzes, or exams this semester in the USA, then you have told your class, probably on the syllabus, that you will follow the law and give students with documented issues over … Continue reading
Posted in Teaching Tagged ADA, disability, Education, exams, extra time, Student, Test 12 Comments
Meaningful undergraduate research
Undergrads brighten up the lab with their happy enthusiasm and growing discovery of the joy of research. Our job is to guide them in meaningful projects where they discover something new by engaging in the full process of research. I … Continue reading
If you don’t lecture, what do you do in class on the first day?
In a couple of hours my students will be forming their indelible first impressions of me and my wonderful teaching assistants. Studies show that their opinion after the first 10 minutes correla tes highly with their opinion at the end … Continue reading
Posted in Teaching, Uncategorized Tagged class, cooperative learning, death by powerpoint, Education, lecture, Selfish Gene, Student, syllabus, teach, teacher, university, Wikipedia, YouTube 4 Comments
Be welcoming to the students that may need disability accommodation
I have to confess I don’t like to be told what goes on my syllabus. After all, it is my class and I have a very good idea of how to teach and how to reach out to students. I … Continue reading
How to interview prospective graduate students
Graduate school is a very special place. In graduate school you should discover research areas so fascinating that probing them will sustain you for your life. What works for you will be a complex mix of intellectual area, techniques of … Continue reading
Posted in Graduate school Tagged grad students, Graduate school, Interview, interviews, Research, Student, Undergraduate education 7 Comments
Are you writing and revising 2000 words a month?
Do you choke when it comes time to write? Do you write a paragraph, then clean your desk, order supplies, go for a run, or can a hundred pounds of tomatoes? If writing is a part of your daily life, … Continue reading