Is your syllabus a purposeful document, or is it an accretion of “rules” in response to administrative needs and student behavior? This essay series argues that having a comprehensive syllabus is good and suggests strategies to make long syllabi helpful and engaging rather than overwhelming to students.
Each week, I’ll share an unusual, obscure, or otherwise interesting word on this site. This week's words are "lucubration" and "lucubrate."
One truism of my own teaching is that I’ve never found the perfect way to teach something. That might sound like an empty cliché, the kind of thing you’d write in a teaching philosophy document and then forget, but it’s really true. It’s always necessary to “admit limitations” in teaching, and I’m always refining my ideas, designs, and approaches.
Each week, I’ll share an unusual, obscure, or otherwise interesting word on this site. This week's word is "chopine."