Although much of the reason that I am in graduate school is for an eventual career teaching college students, I have not had many opportunities to teach courses yet. Therefore, for a teaching reflection, I will be reflecting on other opportunities I have had to speak and the one or two opportunities I have had… Continue reading Teaching to the choir
I don’t know anything about Thermodynamics. It’s true. I got an A- in Thermodynamics, but I don’t know anything about Thermodynamics. In that class, I had a very personal experience with Alfie Kohn’s assertion: “Grades create a preference for the easiest possible task” When I took Thermo, 5% of the course grade was homework. After two weeks… Continue reading Ignorance is bliss?
I think that Michael Wesch hits the nail on the head in his article Anti-Teaching: Confronting the Crisis of Significance when he states in the first two sentences that, The most significant problem with education today is the problem of significance itself. Students – our most important critics – are struggling to find meaning and significance… Continue reading The pendulum swings