Monthly Archives: May 2016

First steps in standards-based grading

I’ve written before about my experience teaching my graduate course this semester, but I haven’t talked about one big experiment I tried: working towards standards-based grading. I started hearing about different implementations of this over the last year or so, … Continue reading

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Constructive Summer

The first week after finishing a class I am usually kind of a wreck. I stress through the end, turn in the grades, and collapse into a heap. Then there‚Äôs this weird time when I want to relax and recreate, … Continue reading

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Graduation (1 of n)

The year flew by, and my first commencement as a faculty member is over. We sat in the hot sun in our hotter robes as the Hood College Class of 2016 paraded across the stage. I hadn’t taught many Seniors … Continue reading

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