Instead of being defensive about a student’s complaint, why not try listening?
Too often, we just tell students what they've done wrong, without making sure they understand what "doing right" means.
Class prep gets easier and easier the more you teach a particular course. But is that always a good thing?
It’s not just the president and his administration who would benefit. We all would.
Knowing they’ll have to workshop their papers with peers pushes students to write with greater care.
They won’t take responsibility for their own learning if you are doing it for them.
No one should teach in fear of the prospect of a wronged and vengeful student.
At this point, you’re tired and your students are tired, but don’t let the semester peter out.
We don't have to choose between being intellectually demanding and emotionally sensitive.
It’s possible to care about your students and make allowances for them without fear that they’ll walk all over you.
An assignment is not just an instrument to measure learning, but also a way to engender it.
We can’t control when or if it happens, but we can help it along.
You’re not choosing skills at the expense of content; it isn’t one or the other.
Why you should spend more time watching your colleagues teach.
Imagine a model of learning that pays faculty fairly and attracts students who want an intellectual challenge.