Category Archives: teaching

Warning: Health Risk for College Professors

So, this week a couple of my professors were discussing chronic back pain. They said this was a common ailment faced by academics because of the constant sitting/writing/reading. One of them now has a desk that allows him to stand … Continue reading

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Each school day, millions of students move in unison from classroom to classroom where they listen to 50- to 90-minute lectures. Despite there being anywhere from 20 to 300 humans in the room, there is little…

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Teaching Excellence 101: In 200 Words or Less

I finished two days of seminars about teaching. I learned a lot. One of the things which made it interesting was the mix of people who attended. Me, a second year graduate student… sitting next to a professor who has … Continue reading

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The Problem with America’s Failing Education System

I am on the way to becoming a college teacher so I don’t expect to encounter this very often. But I have many friends who teach elementary school. Their stories seem very much like this video created by Sleepyprincesszzz. If … Continue reading

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Are too many young people going to college?

“A college education was once regarded as a first-class ticket to a better life. But the rising costs of higher education, the burden of student loans and a less-certain job market have left many wondering: Are too many young people … Continue reading

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