25 mai 2016

The Limits of Competition

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Competition is great for lots of things. The sublime basketball being played by the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference finals is proof positive. Read more...

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Tuition Payer's Receipt

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. I’m not talking about the nebulous breakdown of fees and charges most now receive, but something like the “taxpayer receipt” put out by the government (2014 version here) that gives the breakdown of how our federal income tax monies are spent, e.g., 28 cents out of every dollar goes to health care, 25 cents to the military, etc. Read more...

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A Cause Worth Your Support

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. A lot of people ask me this question. Why not just start my business full time, and use the money spent in graduate school for start-up costs? First of all, I needed a fresh start. Read more...

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Millennials Are People, Too

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Born in 1970, I am firmly Gen X, but whenever I read blanket descriptions of today’s Millennial student, they seem oddly familiar. Read more...

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Sometimes I Don't Hate Grading. Why?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Like a lot of college instructors, I have, from time to time, expressed my dislike of grading. Read more...

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Shut Down the Parent Portals: The Dangers of Real-Time Data

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. How many of you have seen a child biff pretty hard when the child thinks no one is looking? I’m not talking an oopsie, but an actual knee-scraper, a legit owie. Read more...

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We Don't Need a 'Revolution' to Improve Teaching

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Nobel Prize winning physicist and Stanford professor Carl Wieman is a proponent of active learning in the college classroom and believes it could "revolutionize" learning. Read more...

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This Is Not a Quit Lit Essay

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. This is not a “quit lit” essay.
But I am quitting my full-time teaching job. Read more...

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When Students Say Grades "Matter," Give Them a Choice

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. This is the time of the year when grades “matter.”
Sure, in theory, they matter all the time, but this is the time of year when I see an uptick in students expressing how they need to get a good grade, that a good grade is very important, that they’ll just die if they don’t get a good grade. Read more...

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School Sucks

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Whoever said it first is lost to history, but who hasn’t said it, or at least thought it?
I think those who haven’t said or thought that school sucks must be disproportionately represented in the professorate. Read more...

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