Category Archives: teaching

Graders, anonymous

In the last few weeks, I have been driven, from different sources, to think about potential biases in grading. From what can we do to prevent bias in our grading, to protect ourselves from bias accusations, these ideas have been … Continue reading

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Room for improvement

Two weeks ago, I attended a talk by Robert Beichner on SCALE-UP, an active-learning program he developed at NC State. There were many things he said in his talk that really aligned well with many of my own teaching philosophies. But … Continue reading

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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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