At the close of Spring 2021, I was once again so proud of my students. They worked so hard, and put so much of themselves into their coursework. Two projects in particular stood out enough for me to ask permission…
Category: Higher Education
Predictably, now that we’ve come off the worst semester ever and are heading into one that promises to be even worse, tempers are raw and people are on edge.
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,…
Active learning, active pushback, and what we should take away from a new study of student perceptions
Posted in Higher Education, and Student Success
To most of us with an interest in such things, the idea that active learning = good is not exactly new. So what is world-rocking about what Deslauriers and colleagues did?
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.