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In a Pandemic: Three Easy Things to Help Students Succeed

– Jeanne M. Slattery We have been tossed a curve ball. A curve ball covered with jalapeño juice and “tossed” at 110 mph. While it’s hailing golf balls. A pandemic is bad enough, but for those of us who were … Continue reading

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I love my job, I hate my job, I love my job. I …

– Marilouise Michel The classroom feeds me. Well of course not literally. I guess my teaching in the classroom facilitates the paycheck that feeds me. But I’m sure I’m not the only one who, once I get in the classroom, … Continue reading

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The Dress

– Jeanne M. Slattery and Melissa K. Downes Do you remember The Dress? During the time of The Dress, we were at Michelle’s Cafe, talking with the baristas about the white/gold, black/blue dress phenomenon and how it could be discussed … 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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View From the Back: Marité Rodriguez Haynes

— Jeanne M. Slattery My colleague, Marité Rodriguez Haynes, is retiring this May. I couldn’t let her escape without observing what a great colleague she has been (the best), but more importantly, describing the interesting things that she has been doing … Continue reading

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Using tests to meet course goals

― Jeanne M. Slattery I am teaching a course that I haven’t taught in six years. While coming back to an old course sometimes feels like more work than developing a new one, it’s been useful to see this course … Continue reading

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Using Online Flashcards to Increase Student Engagement

– Darla Ausel Although students have been creating and using paper-based flashcards as a study tool for many years, technology has made it even easier to have flashcards anytime, anywhere that students have their cell phone, tablet, computer, etc. Mark Mitchell’s … Continue reading

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What We Love About Our Jobs

– Melissa Downes, Mel Michel, Elisabeth Sauvage-Callaghan, and Jeanne Slattery Partners recently offered its annual retreat, which the four of us organized. One of our exercises was a discussion of what we love about our jobs, which we share here. … Continue reading

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The Method Acting Approach to Student Engagement

― Mel Michel On the first day, we all encounter it. A sea of faces: wide-eyed or jaded. Looking out over a large section of an introductory course can be like approaching Class VI rapids for an expert kayaker. We … Continue reading

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It’s the bees knees

― Jeanne M. Slattery The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust I ran across this photo recently as I was reading I fucking love science, a site on … Continue reading

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