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. […]

Faculty Development

Riding off Into Teaching Sunsets: Endings

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Endings are always tough for me. Psychoanalytically inclined readers may evoke¬†termination anxiety.¬† Twice a year we reach the end of class and I face it with ambivalence. Yes, flexible days and a drastic drop in email traffic loom on the horizon, but it is also time to say goodbye. One of my favorite undergraduate classes […]