During my college-going years there was no “Preparing to Teach in a Pandemic 101” class, and throughout my many years of teaching there was no conference session that covered the topic either. But when COVID-19 upended our routine, everyone did the pivot. Faculty pivoted to online instruction and assessment, staff pivoted to virtual appointments, and students pivoted as lifeContinue reading “My Student Appears Ill – How Should I Respond?”
One of the books that has made a large impact on my teaching is Small Teaching by James M Lang. This book is not the first time I heard of interleaving, but I must have been in the right mental space to receive it when I read the book. Interleaving is a way of studyingContinue reading “Supercharge Student Memory Retrieval with Interleaving”
I wanted to make the nonlearning stuff easy for students. They didn’t take my class to become experts in navigating Learning Management Systems. In my haste (and inexperience) I think I made things worse. The good news is I got better thanks to faculty who took the time to mentor me.