Why is it always so surprising when our initial impression of a student turns out to be mistaken?
Much of teaching is procedural. But making the most of those routine moments can have a big impact in your classroom.
New research may help us break the impasse over how to cope with digital diversions in the classroom.
In today's college classroom, where affect often supersedes subject, we expend a lot of effort monitoring our students’ feelings.
Your style of dress, your language, your gender, your height, your skin color — all contribute to students’ perceptions of you.
Revisiting a 2009 murder to grasp why graduate students understood the killer’s motivations.
Too often, we just tell students what they've done wrong, without making sure they understand what "doing right" means.
Why does academic culture value the students we admit more highly than the ones we graduate?
And how you can devise a peer-review workshop that they actually find helpful.
Class prep gets easier and easier the more you teach a particular course. But is that always a good thing?
A long-time faculty member shares the talk he gives to his own students on the first day of the semester.
It’s not just the president and his administration who would benefit. We all would.
Advice on how to help your nonwhite students in an era of anxiety.
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.