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Thoughts towards better paper assignments

Last semester, my Roman archaeology students wrote a paper about the relief to the right and how it fit within the larger Augustan sculptural and building program. I really enjoyed the paper assignment because the acts of agreeing or disagreeing with and of evaluating their analyses encouraged me to more carefully consider and appreciate this relief … Continue reading Thoughts towards better paper assignments

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Stander Symposium

Today was a little different at the University of Dayton. Instead of regular classes, there was the Stander Symposium, a one-day conference-style day of classes where undergraduate and graduate students present their own research. Admittedly, yesterday, I didn't really know what to expect. Today, I saw posters sharing science research and I spent the afternoon … Continue reading Stander Symposium

NPR: Quiz on myths about learning

NPR put together a cool quiz to test whether your believe myths about how learning works and best teaching/learning practices. Go take it here! I got 6/7. I was tempted by the correct answer on the one I got wrong, and I am tempted to make it a greater part of my courses.

Timelines

Last week in our World history course, my co-teacher asked our students what they found interesting about their reading on Islam, or about what it made them curious. Many of the students were interested in how it related to our other readings, so we set about considering how to help our students make connections among the various lessons. One … Continue reading Timelines

Topos text – a great website!

Today I received an e-mail about a great website: topostext.org. Like geopedia.de (my post on it), this website combines maps and other information--texts, in this case--for wonderful results. Even though this website is relatively new, I can attest to its power because of Robert Strassler's Landmark Herodotus, Landmark Thucydides, and Landmark Xenophon which also combine texts and … Continue reading Topos text – a great website!