In this presentation, Lori Sweeney offers important considerations about different kinds of assessments. When we first think of assessment, we tend to think of tests, but there are many different ways we can assess student learning. Many of these other options may also be more conducive to the HyFlex model we are currently working in, as well. Continue reading “Alternative Assessments: Thinking Beyond the Test”
My wife and I bought a new car not too long ago. A perfectly functional, if boring, hybrid sedan that gets fine gas mileage and will be on the road long after us. I tend to be a positive sort, but working with the slug of a car salesman brought me down. I still occasionally think of the nonsense with the car salesman and I want to run into the shower. Continue reading “Assessment and Evaluation: Sense or Nonsense?”
It’s that time of year.
Joy! Peace! Goodwill! Laughter and cheer pervade even the gloomiest department. Smiles light the faces of students and teachers alike. No, it’s not the holiday spirit. It’s the transcendent relief that goes hand in hand with the end of the semester!
But in the midst of the merriment there is a slight current of unease…
What, you ask, could possibly sully this magical time?
Continue reading “THE TRANSFORMED TEACHER – 3 Nuggets of Wisdom for Dealing with End-of-Semester ‘Feedback’”
Using case studies of real-life problems can be a productive way to make a subject more relevant to students. Students can come up with some clever solutions, and may be a useful resource to use in solving these problems. Continue reading “Solving The World’s Problems In The Classroom.”
In the short time I have been teaching so far, I’ve found that teaching is hard. There are so many things to think about – learning goals and objectives, assessments, grading, assignments… not to mention running the class itself! And yet, I’m very much set up for success. Continue reading “Sticky teaching”