Category Archives: teaching

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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The final lap

Winter semester just ended here at Bates, and it has been a crazy couple of weeks (as perhaps evidenced by my absence from the blogosphere). Since there has been little else on my mind recently, I will just share some … Continue reading

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How I learned to stop worrying and love the teaching evaluation

It’s that time of year again, no, not just the time for giving and receiving Christmas presents, but also the time for giving final grades and receiving teaching evaluations. ┬áIn this post, I focus on the latter, and I offer … Continue reading

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