Inside Higher Ed. has recently reported that a rather interesting study on student learning conducted by a group of psychologists supports what most of us who have been teaching for any length of time already knew all along: student perception of … Continue reading Charismatic Teacher = High Evals, but not High Learning
I’ve been following a discussion on LinkedIn in which one instructor has taken the position that teachers are entertainers because learning should be fun, and another is taking issue with him — he maybe agrees that learning should be fun, but … Continue reading Are Teachers Entertainers?
The chart below lists educational spending in twelve industrialized countries, comparing each country’s spending to student performance: Via: MAT@USC | Master’s of Arts in Teaching Educational spending for just these twelve countries combined is about $1.8 trillion, representing a massive … Continue reading On Being a Student (as a Human Being)
Before I get around to talking about being a student in an institution (I write about being a student outside of an institution later), I would like you to consider three kinds of machines and how they differ: a hammer, a … Continue reading On Being a Student (in an Institution…)
If you’ve been shopping for colleges you might have read about four and six year graduation rates. These rates are indicators of what percentage of entering freshmen finish college four years after starting and what percentage finish six years after starting. Graduation … Continue reading Understanding Four- vs. Six-Year College Graduation Rates