Tag Archives: Teaching and Learning

Open Letter to my Disgruntled Students

In response to the grumbling I hear every semester about Core and General Education requirements, I’m going to share a story about my undergraduate studies. It was my last semester of Western Classical Music theory and I was given an … Continue reading

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Throw the baby out?

News: Searching For Better Research Habits – Inside Higher Ed. So, I encourage you to read the above-linked IHE article, but I’ll give you a brief idea of its point. Students tend to misuse search engines (Google and JSTOR alike) … Continue reading

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Get Over Yourself, Bill!

Bill Gates: In Five Years The Best Education Will Come From The Web. I usually like the things Bill Gates has to say on the topic of education, but I think he’s way off base here. I agree that text … Continue reading

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Ask Me a Simple Question, Get a Novel-Length Answer

A colleague of mine proferred this simple question on her facebook status: “Help me out friends and family: What’s something you’d like schools/teachers/classes/administrators to do to help make a positive change for our future.” My response? Work together to ease … Continue reading

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Is it just me, or should people have understood this from the start?

This is another great entry from the Six Pixels blog: I’m particularly drawn to the the quote included from the article he linked–this bit: “he has grown uncomfortable with the constant exposure. ‘You get the sense that you’re someone else’s … Continue reading

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Now Why Wouldn’t You Lead With This?

“There’s evidence, though, that employers also don’t want students specializing too soon. The Association of American Colleges and Universities recently asked employers who hire at least 25 percent of their workforce from two- or four-year colleges what they want institutions … Continue reading

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Reflections on Remediation

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/01/21/freshmen The linked article’s title is great for a start, but what I’m troubled by is the buried survey results on tutoring and what they call “remedial work.” I’m perfectly willing to admit that tutoring can rise to the level … Continue reading

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