Apps are training all of us to expect ease in life. But cognitive research shows that the hardest study habits are the most effective.
The idea that professors indoctrinate students is actually a very old accusation. But there are teaching strategies you can use to be sure you are promoting open-mindedness.
Here’s what job candidates need to know about preparing a sample class for an opening at a teaching-oriented college.
A funny thing happens when you decide to believe that most students are trustworthy: They mostly prove you right.
A professor opts to limit his syllabus to a single, two-sided page. He reports the sky has not fallen.
Two instructors allow students to choose their own attendance policy. The result: More show up to class.
The first day of class is crucial both for your students and for you.
"Transformative" teaching is exhausting. Here are some suggestions on how to lessen the load.
It’s not just about inflicting one more test before the semester ends. There are ways to make it meaningful.
It’s all too easy to be annoyed by students’ questions, until you realize their confusion might be your fault.
Why faculty members should come up with more ambitious goals for class discussion than just getting students to talk.
Do you really think talking down to undergraduates makes them want to work hard in your class?
"Everything I learned as an undergraduate is out of date. The same will be true for my students in 25 years."
A former dean chronicles the challenges of returning to full-time teaching.
The more that students believe they can succeed in your course, the more motivated they will be to try.