Category: Teaching

Teachable Moment: A Dialogue

Background: One of the hazards of living in Majuro is the dog pack. These dogs are neither stray nor feral, but are not controlled or generally treated as pets. I was talking with a student about a particular dog down…

Should we burn our rubrics?

  Steven Conn’s post on “The Rise of the Helicopter Teacher” at the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Conversation blog raises important points about students looking for a precise series of steps to follow and instructors who, due to various institutional…

Trigger Warnings in Higher Education

Over the weekend, trigger warnings hit the mainstream with a New York Times article about recent calls from university students for trigger warnings on syllabuses. Many of the responses I have seen onlineĀ assume that such requests are about students wanting…