Tag Archives: Learning

TAPD mini-modules week 4: But, are students really learning?

This semester, we’ve carved out time from the Teaching Assistants’ normal duties—a half-hour per week—to use for professional development activities. This post series tracks our weekly goals and activities. “We’re going to derive this, but I need your help with it.” This was my lead-in to the set of clicker questions we used to derive […]

Two-stage exams literature round-up

Two-stage exams are exams which students first write individually before getting into groups to complete the same (or similar) set of questions again. This harnesses students’ engagement in the high-stakes environment to create a learning opportunity through peer interactions and immediate feedback. Besides, it’s fun. Over the first couple months of the summer semester, @jossives and I have […]

#banffsci14: A twee-cap

What science and outreach minded person wouldn’t want to spend two weeks hanging out in Banff and talking about science communication? Heck, maybe I’d actually get to meet Jay Ingram. That was my motivation for applying to the Banff Science Communications program. It sounded pretty nice, like a mini vacation from my then-reality of wrestling with […]