Advice for My Graduating Students

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Last week one of my graduate students returned to the lab nest after seven long years away. I loved this student. I missed him when he left. He was kind …

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What environment do we create when college students are “kids?”

Rachel Yoho, PhD

We’ve all heard it – and maybe said it: “well, the kids in this class, won’t…” or “I just can’t get these kids to do the reading…” What …

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The Hierarchy of Learning

Reed Omary, MD

Is there an aspirational hierarchy of learning, one that might lead to a 10-fold gain in learning over traditional efforts?

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Labor Unions for students, postdocs and research track faculty

Ann , PhD, MS

While I deeply understand the desire for job security for postdoctoral fellows and non-tenure track faculty, I do not feel that unions are the way to go.  The best job …

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Play and Learn! CCTS Launches Kaizen-based Game to Teach Scientific Reproducibility

Ryan Outman

To help young investigators meet an impending NIH policy requiring formal training in scientific rigor and reproducibility, CCTS has launched a new web-based quiz game.

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Introduction to Medical and Other Ignorance

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

It turns out that asking a foundation to support your medical school prep class entitled "Introduction to Medical and Other Ignorance" is a tough sell. But an Op/Ed in …

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Office Hours in the Pool Hall

The Edge for Scholars

Teaching this semester?  Wondering about ways to connect to your students?  It might be time to try meeting them somewhere unusual. Holding office hours in different places helped me reach …

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How Humor Can Transform Your Classroom

Rebecca Helton

Do you think a little amusement might brighten up your teaching?  Want to be funny in front of a classroom, but not sure of the best way?  Natascha Chtena has …

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The First Days of a New Tenure-Track Faculty Job

The Edge for Scholars

This is the season when some lucky ones preparing for new jobs in the fall. A few people have asked me what to expect, so I imagine even more are …

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