Higher Education

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Traditional grading: The great demotivator

A new study presents sobering facts about the negative effects of traditional grading on college students' motivation. »

Working in a semester that's one month long

How I'm learning to love constraints, as I put an entire semester's work into a single month sprint. »

A turning point in teaching

A turning point in my teaching was realizing that I cannot make sense of ideas for students. »

What I've learned so far as Assistant Chair

When I came back from my sabbatical I started a 3-year term as Assistant Chair of my department. It's been an experience. Here's what I've learned so far. »

Double the fun: Two-stage exams in a mastery grading course

In my Modern Algebra course, I needed a timed exam to cover certain kind of knowledge, but I also wanted revisions. The solution? Two-stage exams. »