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Some cool teaching articles

Chronicle Vitae: Are you assigning too much reading? Or just too much boring reading? This piece argues we should assign students readings that are fun and easily accessible. A short piece in journals like Smithsonian Magazine are more effective and engaging than a long, jargon-filled academic article, so students are more likely to actually complete the readings. … Continue reading Some cool teaching articles

Time for a pop quiz!

A little while ago, my students' knowledge of morphology was frustrating me, even though we might drill it daily in class. This practice takes time away from practicing how to translate, which is really what they want and need more experience with. So, I decided to inject more uncertainty into my students' lives. I like … Continue reading Time for a pop quiz!

The transition from college to secondary school, Part 2

At the beginning of the summer, I shared some of my thoughts about my transition from teaching at a college to teaching middle and high school students. These thoughts were primarily pedagogical. Now, I want to share about another important aspect of my transition--something that is very much behind the scenes of teaching--and very much … Continue reading The transition from college to secondary school, Part 2

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