Teaching Today

By Fred Haas | A Miscellany of Issues and Challenges Related to Teaching in Today's World

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies

Listen to this article as a podcast episode:<p>Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:22 — 53.1MB)<p>Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS<p><b>When I</b> …

The Guilty Secret of Distracted Parenting

Your phone can seem to call to you in an especially seductive way when you are a parent on playground duty. And one reason is, let’s face it, that playground duty can get old long before your children do.<p>At a recent pediatric meeting where we discussed the new recommendations from the American …

Parenting

For Online Class Discussions, Instructors Move From Text to Video

For many students, participating in online class discussions feels like a chore—a box to check off for participation points rather than a lively …

Lack of Oxford Comma Could Cost Maine Company Millions in Overtime Dispute

A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers hinged entirely on a debate that has bitterly divided friends, families and foes: The dreaded — or totally necessary — Oxford comma, perhaps the most polarizing of punctuation marks.<p>What ensued in the United States Court of Appeals for the …

Grammar

Not all heroes wear capes - but some carry tubes (Pi Day 2017)

The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic]

Critical thinking skills truly matter in learning. Why? Because they are life skills we use every day of our lives. Everything from our work to our …

Education as Poetry & Explanation Versus Understanding

A recent reading prompted me to consider the possibility of thinking about educational organizations as poetry or poetic expressions. The more I …

Poetry

Ed-Tech in a Time of Trump

<i>This talk was delivered at the University of Richmond. The full slide deck can be found here.</i>Thank you very much for inviting me to speak here at the …

K-12

DeVosian Threat Inventory

So now Betsy DeVos has her very first big girl job, and we live in a Trump-DeVos education era. Time to take an inventory of what education issues to …