Monthly Archives: May 2018

How do you judge whether someone is a good teacher?

Judging teaching is like diagnosing measles. There are many things that can indicate measles, but no one indicator is proof of measles on its own. A few spots doesn’t mean you have measles because there are plenty of other reasons … Continue reading

Posted in Evaluating Teaching

Disciplined learning, when students are reluctant to tackle the tasks we assign

Sometimes we ask students to do a series of tasks that are necessary for their learning, but which they would rather avoid. For example, we might assign readings for every class, or ask them to complete weekly reflections, or to … Continue reading

Posted in Learning, Planning teaching, Students