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Studies concerning faculty perception of students.

I'm looking for a study which investigated college faculty's perception of an average student in science classrooms. [more inside]
posted by Evernix on Apr 2, 2014 - 2 answers

Advice for a teacher getting their master's degree

I'm in my second year of teaching, but I had a late start and have had my BA for 8 years now. I want to get my MA, but I'm not sure if (1) this is the time or (2) if I should focus on my content area or on education in general. [more inside]
posted by BradNelson on Jan 18, 2014 - 11 answers

Awesome lessons in college writing?

What really great activities, exercises or lessons do you remember from your undergrad-level writing or composition courses? [more inside]
posted by yersinia on Jan 17, 2014 - 12 answers

Articles/videos/podcasts about truth, research, or information?

Restructuring my college course on information literacy to make it more interesting and relevant to students. I'm looking for really interesting resources related to topics in information: intellectual freedom, authority as a social construct, issues with bias and objectivity, information as a commodity, metadata, primary source research, research as the quest for truth, remix culture/creative commons, etc. [more inside]
posted by denriguez on Aug 5, 2013 - 1 answer

Best texts & exercises for adults in a professional writing class?

What are the most useful writing tips and/or resources (books and the like) that you have come across as an adult? New teacher of a course in professional writing wants to know. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Jul 13, 2013 - 11 answers

How to discuss a possible learning disability with a student?

I teach college students. One otherwise capable student I have taught this year has struggled in particular ways that suggest s/he might have a learning disability or similar. The school's office for student disability service can provide testing &c if the student contacts them. What is the best way to discuss this with the student and recommend they seek assistance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 29, 2013 - 13 answers

How do I word my reason for leaving this ministry job

I'm applying for new jobs and struggling to figure out how to word my "reason for leaving" in an unusual situation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2012 - 11 answers

Good short reading on the Occupy Movement and free speech for college freshmen.

Good short reading on the Occupy Movement and free speech for college freshmen. [more inside]
posted by rainbowbrite on Sep 18, 2012 - 2 answers

Phil 101

What were your experiences with philosophy courses like in university, non-philosophy majors? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on May 14, 2012 - 31 answers

Resume vs. CV

I'm applying for a community college teaching position, and the application package requires both a resume and a CV. In the past, I've only submitted a CV. [more inside]
posted by cute little Billy Henderson, age 4 on Mar 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Should I get an IT job or travel overseas?

I graduated from college a few months ago with an IT degree, but my heart is not in it. I also just got a certification to teach English overseas. Should I work in IT or travel overseas? [more inside]
posted by deeba on Feb 2, 2012 - 18 answers

Should I go back to school?

I dropped out of college during my first semester over two years ago, but now I'm thinking about starting over. [more inside]
posted by lali on Jan 10, 2012 - 15 answers

To be, or not to be: this is (part of) the question . . .

TL;DR in advance: English MA grad, wondering what to do with his life. A lot [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Nov 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Teaching community college for beginners?

If/When I go back to America, I would like to teach at a community college. I have a few friends who do this, but I would like to get the ball rolling. I could teach communications, journalism and business skills. My only previous experience working in education was as a major gifts fundraiser and I won't have my master's degree on paper February. I have not really TA'd very much since I was an undergrad. How should I go about getting my foot in the door? This would be in DelMarVa and California.
posted by parmanparman on Aug 12, 2011 - 16 answers

Ethics of leaving a college teaching job near the start of the semester?

I agreed to take a teaching job at certain community college, and now, just two weeks away from the beginning of the semester, it looks like a much better job is about to come through for me. What are the ethical considerations of backing out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2011 - 13 answers

Is The Academic Life The Life For Me? (or: What Do You Do With a BA In English, Part XVII)

I think I want to become an English professor. How would I go about it? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on May 9, 2011 - 63 answers

Inhomogenous classroom.

Have you ever been in a (college-level) class with students very different in abilities ? What did the instructor do right / wrong? Also, what are good tips on keeping people engaged when teaching them on a block schedule (8*45mins training a day)? [more inside]
posted by mathemagician on Feb 23, 2011 - 14 answers

What do students want from a freshman composition course?

I'm a freshman composition instructor who wants to rock the evals. But how? If you've taken a first-year college writing or rhetoric course, what teaching practices made for a good (or horrible) experience from the student's perspective? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Help a novice English professor effectively teach essay writing and analysis!

Looking for group exercises, videos, exciting material to teach easily-distracted college students the building blocks of essay-writing and analysis. [more inside]
posted by ilana on Jan 15, 2011 - 2 answers

Good gifts for first time art instructors?

Art Professors and Art College Instructors: What helped you get through your first semester of teaching? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2010 - 2 answers

Engaging argumentation topics for a first year composition class?

What are some engaging argumentation topics for a first year composition class? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Oct 11, 2010 - 11 answers

"Windows offers many operating systems."

I am going to be teaching a class on implementing web services in the summer. Help me out. [more inside]
posted by sonic meat machine on Sep 26, 2010 - 8 answers

This is why we need to know this

Can you recommend an essay that defends a liberal education? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Sep 4, 2010 - 14 answers

Useful tips for self-learning/becoming an autodidact?

Useful tips for self-learning/becoming an autodidact? [more inside]
posted by meta.mark on Aug 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Professors make excuses, too.

Help me find this blog post or online article in which a professor humorously reverses classic student excuses for lateness/underperformance! [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Aug 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Can I plan around teaching English abroad?

Is teaching English abroad a feasible and realistic career plan? [more inside]
posted by gacxllr9 on Jul 16, 2010 - 14 answers

bland clips about school?

I need to find TV and movie clips depicting conversations about school. They must be intelligible out of context, and appropriate for 12 year olds. Either show or episode recommendations would be great. [more inside]
posted by acidic on Apr 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Teaching to Distraction

I teach college. I have ADD. I have some kind of mental block against fully planning my courses. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2010 - 6 answers

Great idea for a course--horribly misdirected.

I'm taking an innovative course on using technology for humanitarian causes, taught by a professor I really like. But it's awful! How can I tell him what I think, and/or turn this disaster of a course into something worthwhile? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 23, 2009 - 29 answers

How to land a part-time college teaching job

I've got an MPA and want to find a part-time teaching gig at a Community College or the like. I need some advice on a few things. [more inside]
posted by Shohn on Apr 17, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me recession-proof my future, post-college life.

I'm 21 years old, about to graduate college, and the recession is freaking me out. I know there's no right or wrong answer to which course my life should take, but I need help focusing on realistic skills and places to live that I should be considering. [more inside]
posted by Muffpub on Jan 7, 2009 - 20 answers

How to fill 70 minutes of in-class writing time?

Help a freshman comp teacher out! I need a fun writing exercise to fill 70 minutes of class time. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Sep 10, 2008 - 16 answers

What. to. do.

How can I reconcile two different and conflicting plans for my future? (long-ish explanation) [more inside]
posted by brynna on Apr 28, 2008 - 11 answers

No, you make MY logo bigger.

I am a graphic designer. I love graphic design. I hate hate hate clients. What can I do without wasting my entire education? (Much, much more inside.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2008 - 23 answers

Help me become a better programming instructor.

TeachFilter: Help me become a better programming instructor. [more inside]
posted by stungeye on Mar 11, 2008 - 4 answers

Tips for university teaching

Teaching a university course for the first time: any tips or suggestions? [more inside]
posted by onoclea on Dec 12, 2007 - 33 answers

How can I improve my students' writing?

How can I help students improve their writing via comments on written assignments? [more inside]
posted by obliquicity on Nov 8, 2007 - 25 answers

How to keep college freshmen quiet and respectful during a lecture?

How to get freshmen college students to shut the hell up during a lecture? [more inside]
posted by fallenposters on Sep 4, 2007 - 42 answers

It's not lecturing, it's e-lecturing

What can you tell me about adjuncting online? [more inside]
posted by BackwardsCity on Oct 3, 2006 - 2 answers

What essays for freshman composition?

Pimp my freshman composition class: what essays would you put on the syllabus? [more inside]
posted by wheat on Jul 27, 2006 - 30 answers

Science and literature, post-1945

Next year I'm teaching a course on science and literature after 1945. What should I put on the syllabus? [more inside]
posted by josh on Jul 5, 2006 - 28 answers

Where should I spend a year?

I'm planning to spend a year abroad after graduation. Help me pick a country. [more inside]
posted by gsteff on Oct 3, 2005 - 14 answers

What should I use for a blog in my classroom, and why?

Blogging in the classroom. I've decided to set-up a blog for my students this semester. This will be the place for their response papers, writing exercises and a few other tidbits. It needs to have access for 5-10 members, a very easy set-up, free-to-near-free pricing (although I would pay or find the dollars to fund if it was warranted), and very clear posting/linking instructions for the students. Advice on selecting a blogging system needed. [more inside]
posted by fionab on Aug 31, 2005 - 14 answers

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