Author Archives: Christian Rogers

  • Groundhog Day

    Posted on February 17, 2016 by in Teaching & Learning

    Do you ever feel like you’re teaching in the movie Groundhog Day? Where the same thing happens every semester? I’m feeling a bit of that right now. It’s first-exam Groundhog Day in accounting. We worked through the foundational material and students completed the first test last week. Each term I try different strategies to make […]

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    Want a wedge or just a slice?

    Posted on January 19, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    In Minds Online, Michelle Miller writes about the “third shift” problem in online learning. The first and second priorities are work and family, in either order. Schoolwork is the third shift. It’s often relegated to the night or whenever the first two “shifts” are completed. It means school work is getting done when the student […]

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    Student Disinterest: Who’s Responsible?

    Posted on December 2, 2015 by in Teaching & Learning

    Sara Briggs wrote a piece (2/7/15) for InformED titled: 12 Myths About Student Engagement. [Find it here: http://bit.ly/engagemyths ] The article does a nice job of providing background on engagement and identifying common myths about student interest: If no one responds to your questions, no one is interested. If their performance suffers, they aren’t interested. […]

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    Setting the Table for Learning

    Posted on November 12, 2015 by in Teaching & Learning

    I recently read an article describing a shift in restaurant reservation policy. There’s a trend toward asking for a credit card when taking a reservation in urban, upscale establishments. (In case you’re interested, here’s the story: http://nyti.ms/1GfiF0J.) I haven’t experienced this. As I’m on the phone, or making the arrangements online I envision a romantic […]

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