Monthly Archives: August 2015

Be Patient, But Take Risks

(This was the Freshman Convocation speech at Clarion University in August 2015.) — Suzie Boyden Good evening everyone, and welcome to our freshmen. It is my honor tonight to represent my esteemed faculty colleagues in providing a few words of wisdom, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Partners

— Jeanne M. Slattery Some people are born teachers. I was not. When I first started teaching 35 years ago I stood up in front of the class with pages of notes — including jokes. I was awkward and uninspired. … Continue reading

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Why I like clickers

— Mark Mitchell You’re practicing bad teaching if you’re not doing this. That’s what the data says. It’s high time everybody changed. – Carl Wieman, Nobel Prize winner, science adviser to President Obama I’ll never teach a course again without … Continue reading

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Why I Create Pretty Course Sites (It’s Not What You Think)

— Jeanne M. Slattery I spend a fair amount of time and thought on my course sites. My course sites are, as a result, “purty,” but I don’t create attractive course sites just to create attractive course sites. There’s method … Continue reading

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