25 mai 2016

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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Be Not Afraid of College Students

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. There seems to be a growing public sentiment that we should be afraid of college students, that they may even be an actual threat to our democracy. Read more...

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"I Love Learning; I Hate School"

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. As I read Prof. Susan Blum’s new book, I Love Learning; I Hate School, I sprained my neck from nodding in vigorous agreement. The book casts an anthropological lens on education in general and higher education in particular, and the result is a catalog of many of the things that I believe ails us when it comes to teaching and learning. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 10:18 - - Permalien [#]

Now You See Me … Now You Don’t

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Regina Sierra Carter. When I first began my appointment as one of the 2015-2016 Phillips Exeter Academy Dissertation Year Fellows, I was psyched.  I was blessed to receive free housing, a free meal plan (vacay from the kitchen… Woot!  Woot!), stipend, travel funds, and a dedicated office space in the renowned Class of 1945 Library. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 10:13 - - Permalien [#]


Limiting Loans?

By Matt Reed. Setting aside whether it would pass or not, I’m having a hard time seeing this helping. At most, it might sacrifice a forest for a tree, improving one indicator by freezing out thousands of students. And that’s the optimistic scenario. More...

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Take Your Teaching Online: the Micro-Lecture

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Travis Grandy. Whether you want to supplement instruction for your in-person class or you teach a fully online course (like me), you're probably looking for effective ways to deliver content and maintain student engagement. Online learning is a different landscape thanks to sites like Khan Academy, the rapid adoption of MOOCs, and digital pedagogies (including blended and flipped classrooms). Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 01:03 - - Permalien [#]

An Internship Isn’t Always a Necessity

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Alice Williams. While my decision to go to graduate school stemmed from the desire to learn more, I’d be lying if I said that the U.S. recession didn’t factor into that choice. The economy was starting to look better when I entered graduate school in 2013, but it still hadn’t completely recovered. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 01:01 - - Permalien [#]

A House United

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Patrick Bigsby. The inexorable march to graduation is nearly complete and the freshest batch of alumni is set to be scattered hither and yon in a matter of months or even days. As one of those alumni, my most important graduate school relationship is about to be transformed. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 00:59 - - Permalien [#]

Start a Student Organization

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Lindsay Oden. Many graduate students may feel isolated or over-extended. For most of us, nearly all aspects of grad school can seem solitary: research, writing, comprehensive exams, etc. Read more...

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