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Category: Academic Life

One big thing I’ll keep from my remote-redesigned courses this year (Hint: It’s got nothing to do with technology)

Posted in Academic Life, Course Redesign, and Technology

For a few months now, optimists have been pointing to one upside of the pivot to online instruction.

Tending, befriending, and coping with upending: Takeaways from the first month of mass emergency remote education

Posted in Academic Life, Cognitive Psychology and Learning, Higher Education, Ideas and Resources, Technology, and Trends and Change

About a year ago, I experienced what we all do sooner or later in the course of our face-to-face teaching careers: something terrible and unexpected happened in class. In my case, a student collapsed and became unresponsive*.*The student was okay,…

Fifteen must-read classic books on human psychology, and what I’m reading (and writing) next

Posted in Academic Life, Cognitive Psychology and Learning, and Higher Education

The making and execution of summer reading lists is a ritual I’ve slowly come around to appreciating.

Facebook’s hold on middle-aged lives, and other reflections on my spring break social media shutdown

Posted in Academic Life, and Technology

About a month ago, I wrote about a social media break I was taking as part of my Technology, Mind, and Brain seminar. I’ve now wrapped up that experiment, and am looking back on what it was like and what it told me.