Critical ThinkingHigher EducationPedagogy

Let’s think about Teaching Statements

I had a meeting with my advisor today, and after we finished filling out my annual progress report and discussed a plan of action for completing my dissertation, discussion turned to the academic job application process that I will be facing for the first time this fall. An important part …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 2 May 2013

Good morning, teachers and learners. Here are your required readings for today. Phil Sadler’s misconception research. Duke University gets cold feet on MOOCs. Surviving exams. Let’s get reading. Study: Best science teachers can predict their pupils’ misconceptions – Study is by Philip Sadler, a pioneer in misconception research. Duke University …

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The Royal Library in Copenhagen.
Required Readings

Required Readings, 18 April 2013

Good morning teachers and learners! I’ve gathered your required readings for today. There won’t be a quiz, but I’ll give extra credit those who meaningfully participate in the discussion. West Virginia High School student asks for injunction against principle after abstinence speaker – Article on entire situation at the West …

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A shelf full of books.
Required Readings

Required Readings, 11 April 2013

Good morning teachers and learners! Here’s your Required Readings for the day. Teacher Knows If You’ve Done the e-Reading – Textbook publishers think this will sell faculty on using their expensive e-textbooks. Hmm… Parents want sex education, recess – The headline first made me think they wanted to combine these …

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North Carolina
Required Readings

Required Readings, 4 April, 2013

Good morning, teachers and learners! Class begins today with a plan to disenfranchise voting college students in North Carolina. That’s a real downer. We’ll end on an up-note about a young woman from Palestine who’s got a scholarship to Oxford that’s been funded in an unusual way… North Carolina senate …

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Ben Goldacre
Required Readings

RR: March 14, 2013

It’s Pi, Popes, Robots…and Ben Goldacre. It’s that kind of a day. Enjoy your required readings, students. I’ll be quizzing you later. Celebrate Pi Day – In the US at least, where we place the day before the month. Sorry, Europe. But, hey, enjoy these math teacher resources for Pi …

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Higher EducationPop Quiz

Pop Quiz: Who should be footing the bill for higher ed?

Hi everyone! I’m very pleased to be joining the network as a writer after many years of reading and commenting (where you may have known me as delictuscoeli). As you might notice in my bio down below (aside from my awesome cat), I live and teach in Canada, so I …

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