Colleges Reinvent Classes to Keep More Students in Science

Courtesy of The New York Times: Catherine Uvarov, a chemistry instructor at the University of California, Davis, has adopted an experimental approach to teaching an introductory course…

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Is Handwriting Obsolete?

With the advent of the keyboard, handwriting has become an issue of great debate between scholars, educators, and concerned parents. Many believe that writing has become an obsolete skill that has become unnecessary – especially when the written word can…

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Use of clickers in small classes

As more instructors are trying clickers and peer instruction in their courses, I get more questions about how to use them in small classes. I’d like to share a few things I’ve learned through talking with faculty who teach courses…

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