Monthly Archives: February 2011

Revisionist History (updated…Spring 2011)

And here are some more results from my first big adventure into grading this semester (the previous blog, “Finding Out if My Students are Actually Learning Anything…,” only included answers to one particular question).  Not surprisingly, some of my students can … Continue reading

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Finding Out if My Students are Actually Learning Anything…

Being a teacher involves a minimum of two things:  conveying information to my students and making sure that they are learning what I want them to learn.  Sometimes, the teaching part (conveying the information) involves lecturing, showing documentaries and feature … Continue reading

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History Goes to the Movies

With the Academy Awards celebration at the end of this month, and one of the contenders for Best Picture (The King’s Speech) essentially a history movie, and Best Actor nominee Colin Firth playing an historical character, it is time to … Continue reading

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Technology and Teaching

In Spring 1986, I began teaching college classes—so this year marks my 25th anniversary as a college instructor (although I have not taught 25 consecutive years).  One thing I have noticed over this time is how much technology has changed, especially … Continue reading

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