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Monthly Archive for November, 2016

The end of the semester is approaching, and students and faculty alike are starting to look ahead to finals week, as well as the holidays and the upcoming year. While looking ahead, it’s also important to look back at the courses that have yet to be completed. The end of the semester is an excellent […]

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After this year’s divisive election, the University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Teaching and Learning disseminated a helpful document on how to discuss the aftermath of the election in the classroom. They respected that this is clearly a sensitive, complicated topic and that some people would not feel comfortable with or capable of discussing […]

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Maybe your class is scheduled mere hours before the freedom of Thanksgiving break.  Or maybe it’s a Friday afternoon right before a home football game and the sounds of the marching band drift through the windows.  Or maybe most of your students had a big exam in another class earlier this morning. These distractions are […]

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Tips for a Healthy Academic Mind

The importance of mental health and well-being is increasingly being recognized within the walls of the academy. In a previous post, we discussed how stress and poor mental health can affect student success in the classroom. But what about the person at the front of the room? The reality is, teachers are human too, and […]

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