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 learning environment do we create when we refer to college students as “kids?” College students are adults. Technically, these individuals are generally over 18 years old and […]

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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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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 the New York Times by Jaime Holmes offers a humbling reminder as many of head back into the classroom that much of medicine and science remains unknown. […]

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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 certain students, drive home points I had made in class, and get students to campus facilities they should know about,” writes John Soares. “I was […]

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How Humor Can Transform Your Classroom

Rebecca Helton, MA

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 you covered. Although I’d discovered the power of self-deprecation by accident, it made its mark on me and on my teaching. My students’ laughter that […]

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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 wondering. I’m writing from my own experience (starting 2.5 new faculty jobs), and yours have been different, so please do comment. What can you expect from […]

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