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Pop Quiz: Teaching life skills?

Happy April Fools’ Day! Or as I usually end up calling it, “Dan, why haven’t you started doing your taxes yet” Day, which admittedly had a bit less of a ring to it, though it does result in (somewhat) fewer intentional deceptions. You’d think I’d be a little more on …

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Pop Quiz: Who was your worst teacher?

We’ve all had that one teacher. The one we never got along with. The one who gave nothing but busywork. The one who mentally retired early, but kept on teaching for another decade or two. The one that we, each and every day, strive not to become. I’d be willing …

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Pop Quiz: Classroom decorum!

I’ve always been pretty lucky with regard to student behaviour, not only because I teach at the university level but because I’ve been able to cultivate a kind of ‘stage persona’ that students generally take seriously and rarely challenge or undermine (a benefit, as my my female colleagues’ very different …

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Pop Quiz: How useful are tests, anyway?

As some of you may or may not be aware, most PhD students outside the discipline of Education are never required to take any classes in paedagogy in order to “learn” how to teach at the university level, or indeed at any other. Rather, it’s kind of magically expected that …

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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 …