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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

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Explode your classroom

Any architect would tell you that space defines interactions, but we also know that humans adapt to their conditions. How does this affect teaching? This is a short personal story and a plea for an entirely different kind of classroom. … Continue reading

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Letters of recommendation – help me out!!!

You think we’ve worked well together, but when it comes time to ask for that letter of recommendation, you worry. Couldn’t I have done more? What does she really think of me? What about that time I skipped class, or … Continue reading

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