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Derailing Dishonesty: How Repeated Wrongs Can Feel OK.

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Ever not paid for that cup of serve-yourself coffee by ignoring the “money-here” sign? Have you taken two pieces of free candy when the sign said take just one? What about cheating on an exam, plagiarizing a paper, or lying?  These are all dishonest acts, albeit ones that vary in magnitude. Our day to day […]

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The Anatomy of A Model Teacher

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Students who have wonderful instructors learn more, are inspired to learn, and tend to do better at school (and then life) in general. This just sounds right. We know this in our bones. Whereas the empirical data on this sense is fodder for another day, how responsible teachers are for learning has been addressed before. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: Updates On Mind Wandering

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When I was a kid, I guess I often stared off into the middle distances. My parents would bring me back to reality with the comment “A penny for your thoughts”. This was a simple gentle prod to the fact that I was daydreaming. Years later, I look out at my classes and am tempted […]