Robert Talbert

Mathematics professor who writes and speaks about math, research and practice on teaching and learning, technology, productivity, and higher education.
Michigan 186 posts

Approaching balance in an academic life

This post from 2015 about seeking balance has a lot to say about work in higher education as we enter the pandemic-infused Fall semester. »

Building Calculus: The toolbox

Just like everything else, the learning tools we choose for a course have to be selected mindfully and with learning objectives in sight. »

The one thing to do now for Fall 2020

What is the one thing to do for Fall 2020 right now that will give you the most return? »

Building Calculus: Materials

The next installment in the series about building my fall Calculus course focuses on instructional materials -- how to pick them, and how to align them with the rest of the course. »

Students can't actually learn on their own... can they?

Throwback post from 2014 keeping up the discussion of student self-teaching and self-learning. Can students actually learn things on their own? »