Category Archives: Teaching & Learning

  • 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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    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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