Archives for "Notes From Away"


October 15, 2019 1:59 pm

Podcasts for “hot topics”?

Teaching and Learning Social Skills through Learner-Generated Podcasts


October 8, 2019 4:26 pm

Creating a Community of Learners that Reflects Mutual Respect

Recently, a student came into my office to vent because she was frustrated and dismayed at the behavior of another…


September 8, 2019 9:10 pm

The Student Loan Forgiveness Program isn’t Working

Ninety-nine percent of loan-forgiveness requests under that new Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness (TEPSLF) were rejected during the program’s first year,…


September 4, 2019 5:17 pm

You should prepare your students for active learning pedagogy

Even though the science on that is clear, most college professors have remained committed to approaching class time as a…


September 4, 2019 1:24 pm

Ungrading Your Course

Why do we do this to ourselves as instructors, creating mountains of grading? Well, most of us have been trained…


August 26, 2019 1:18 pm


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August 12, 2019 3:13 pm

Talk to Text: a Hack on Grading

A. wise and dear colleague of mine, now retired, once said to me as we walked to class, “I teach…