Category Archives: teaching

Two elements of effective teaching

Last week, the Bates Math Department hosted our annual Sampson lecture. I have written about this event previously, when my collaborator Leila Schneps visited this past Winter. I was fortunate to also get to invite this academic year’s lecturer: good friend, colleague, … Continue reading

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The teaching lives of others

From the time that you finish taking courses in graduate school, until you have to evaluate other people’s teaching (for tenure and promotion, say), you could get away with not watching anyone else teach. Of course, we see talks at … Continue reading

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Adventures in Naysaying

What do you do when a student asks if you would grade their homework even though a) they are not enrolled in your class and b) there is no way they can attend your class meetings because they are taking … Continue reading

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