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The Benefits of Doing It Wrong

Why you should invite your students to write badly, perform an experiment incorrectly, or botch an equation.
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In Praise of Adequacy

In a liberal-arts education, there’s a lot to be said for "good enough."
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Reinventing the Survey Course

When it comes to putting innovation into practice, a new book argues, not all classes are created equal.
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Carrot Versus Stick Teaching

Students try harder, and learn more, when your grading includes rewards, rather than just punishments.
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Playing With Technology

Why I gave peer instruction and polling a try, and how they’ve changed my teaching.
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The Kids Are Still Alright

Maybe it’s your own generational bias that is getting in the way of appreciating today’s undergraduates.