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“Listening is an art that requires attention over talent, spirit over ego, others over self.” Dean Jackson It’s hard to understand what we haven’t experienced or lived. Particularly, it is hard to make decisions that affect others when we don’t … Continue reading

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First Day of Class Activities

Imagine the following scenario. Your university is offering dozens of sections of your course, of which only a handful will stay active past the first week of classes; the rest will be closed. During that week, students can attend as … Continue reading

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Create a Motivational (Math) Syllabus

How long should a syllabus be? (a) 1-2 pages  (b) 3-6 pages  (c) 7-9 pages (d) Over 10 pages A year ago, I went to the Lilly Teaching Conference where Christine Harrison asked this question. I didn’t have to think … Continue reading

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