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Class Rules or, what I learned on the first day of History 233

August 31, 2016 by | Pedagogy

Last night I taught the first session of HIST 233: Disability in American Life.  One of our initial activities was to discuss our “Class Rules.”  To begin this discussion, I asked the students what were some typical Class Rules that they’d had in other courses at Chapman.  The listed the following: No bathroom breaks No

The First Day (an alternative to reading the syllabus)

August 3, 2016 by | Pedagogy

Back when I was a student, I hated the first day of classes (aka Read the Syllabus Day).  One semester I rather snarkily informed each of my professors how much I’d paid for their class that day, and that I didn’t feel as though I was getting my money’s worth when the day consisted of

In a rut with PowerPoint?

October 1, 2013 by | Pedagogy

Looking for ways to break out of the PowerPoint rut?  Consider perusing a few of these links as inspiration (properly formatted as bullet points, of course): Friends Don’t Let Friends Use PowerPoint The Gettysburg Address, as a PowerPoint PowerPoint is Evil Some alternative tools: Prezi Adobe Spark Some examples of presentations that I’ve created using

Study favors Non-Tenure-Track Teachers

September 27, 2013 by | Pedagogy

I spend a lot of time supporting Adjunct Faculty in their use of pedagogical technology (Chapman employs about 400 adjunct faculty each semester).  In fact, many of the most innovative uses of technology on our campus come from our Adjuncts. That’s one reason, among many, that the findings of this study about the effectiveness of

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