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Teaching

Meet the Professor Who’s Writing a Trump-Based Lesson Plan on the Go

A Pace University professor spends six to eight hours a day consuming the news and then turns it back on his class.

Teaching

An Instructor Saw Digital Distraction in Class. So She Showed Students What She’d Seen on Their Screens.

A graduate student at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor cataloged every instance of students getting distracted in class, and then presented her findings to them.

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To Teach the Business of Marijuana, One Professor Faces the Challenges of a New Industry

There’s plenty of demand in Colorado for instruction on selling legal cannabis. But building a course around a fast-changing, heavily regulated industry is a tall order, as Paul Seaborn has found out.

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Teaching

Math Gets a Makeover

The latest push to improve mathematics courses seeks to transform them from a gatekeeper to a gateway.

Teaching

A Professor Reflects on Her Time in the Eye of a Social-Media Storm

Areej Zufari says she gave a failing grade to a troublesome student; he told the media he was unfairly singled out for his Christianity. The professor talks about the digital pillorying that came next.

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Teaching

Why Politicians Love to Talk About Training Welders

In recent years the trade has become a prime example when political leaders talk about the skills gap. What gives?

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Teaching

How Colleges Can Open Powerful Educational Experiences to Everyone

Experiential-learning opportunities help students apply the classroom to the real world, but many of them don't get the chance.

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Teaching

Meet the Professor Using March (Mammal) Madness to Draw Students to Science

Katie Hinde created an NCAA-tournament-style contest that pits 64 animals against one another. It has succeeded even in the distraction-heavy business end of college basketball’s season.

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Teaching

Building Remedial Ed’s Support Structure

It’s the help students get outside the classroom that often gets them through a course.

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Teaching

In Courses on Dystopian Literature, Everybody Wants to Talk About Trump

The new president and the era of "alternative facts" have started to creep into English-literature classes across the nation.

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Teaching

‘Soar and Do Great Things’

Would the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee consider trading his teaching gigs for one more political run? Not a chance.