Predicting as a hook

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I’m always looking for ways to improve my teaching—that is, to improve the learning my students signed up for. So it’s handy to be part of a faculty learning community that comes together to read Small Teaching by James Lang. Chapter 2 is about “predicting.” Lang suggests that if we ask learners to make predictions about […]

Practice what you preach

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Last week I presented in Principia College’s Dilemmas and Decisions program. It involved a speech. The thing is, while I give others feedback on speeches, this format for expressing ideas is not my forte. I’m a writer. I’m not a natural presenter. Sure, I’m a professor, but somehow that’s different to me. Since I really […]