Monthly Archives: November 2013

“Texas Education Board Flags Biology Textbook Over Evolution Concerns”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/23/education/texas-education-board-flags-biology-textbook-over-evolution-concerns.html?ref=education&_r=0   Just FYI – in case you hadn’t seen this article yet. I won’t pass judgement or even give my opinion. It just reminds me again and again in which parts of the country I do not want to … Continue reading

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Teaching Philosophies, CVs, Interest Statements – all the same and boring

I loved this article: “The Dreaded Teaching Statement: Eight Pitfalls” (well the first part on how everyone hates writing these things) (http://theprofessorisin.com/2011/09/16/thedreadedteachingstatement/) As soon as I have to write anything related to me, my thoughts, or my principles, I want … Continue reading

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Teaching Philosophies, CVs, Interest Statements – all the same and boring

I loved this article: “The Dreaded Teaching Statement: Eight Pitfalls” (well the first part on how everyone hates writing these things) (http://theprofessorisin.com/2011/09/16/thedreadedteachingstatement/) As soon as I have to write anything related to me, my thoughts, or my principles, I want … Continue reading

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Being fair and not being judgmental

In my class I have students that are present all the time and actively participating and students who are not even there half of the time.  I gave out an exam (they had to write an assay) for which the … Continue reading

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Being fair and not being judgmental

In my class I have students that are present all the time and actively participating and students who are not even there half of the time.  I gave out an exam (they had to write an assay) for which the … Continue reading

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US Naturalization Test – or how to word questions so that I don’t understand them

US Naturalization Test – or how to word questions so that I don’t understand them   Everyone who wishes to take on the US citizenship, needs to take an English test and a Civic Test. The Civic test consist of … Continue reading

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US Naturalization Test – or how to word questions so that I don’t understand them

Everyone who wishes to take on the US citizenship, needs to take an English test and a Civic Test. The Civic test consist of ten questions from a pool of 100 question – so pretty easy. Memorize these 100 questions … Continue reading

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Technology – especially Twitter – in Class

I had an interesting discussion with undergrad VT students last weekend in the car (yay for zimride) – and without me bringing it up – the students started talking about Twitter and Blogging in class – and all 4 hated … Continue reading

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Technology – especially Twitter – in Class

I had an interesting discussion with undergrad VT students last weekend in the car (yay for zimride) – and without me bringing it up – the students started talking about Twitter and Blogging in class – and all 4 hated … Continue reading

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