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online students

Empathizing with your Online Students

Get a student’s perspective by taking a few online courses yourself! Typically, when I post my personal introduction to an online class at the beginning of a session, I include my education and experience information, but I also make sure to empathize …
Social Justice

Mere Education

by Dr. Virginia Lamothe – Belmont University To teach is, in itself, an act of social justice. On Monday, March 20, Stanley Fish wrote in an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education that the University is no place for free speech.  …
Checklist

Midterm Grades: How Do They Help?

It’s that time of year, again, when you’re probably considering – or have completed – the practice of submitting midterm grades. If you are still on the fence of whether or not to do midterm grades, then here are a few points …
End-of-term blues

End-of-Term Blues

Why do I get the blues at the end of each semester? Each time a course ends, pretty much as soon as I submit course grades, I experience the blues: I feel slightly bored, restless, dissatisfied. It usually takes me a week …
Top ten type writer

My Top Ten Reasons Why Writing is Hard

Duke University Professor of Writing Dr. Denise Comer lists her top ten reasons why writing can be just plain hard. Many shortcomings or delays in writing are not due to laziness or lack of motivation, but are symptoms of the larger underlying issue: …
student evaluations
Student Evaluations Can be Helpful: And Here’s How
online students
Empathizing with your Online Students
Sources
Popular vs. Scholarly Sources 101
Social Justice
Mere Education