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 By Way of a Blog

The curious title of this section, "By Way of a Blog," describes an interim activity.  It is our hope that soon we will be able to offer opportunities for guest essays accompanied by discussions on teaching.  In the meantime, this site will offer short commentaries on a variety of pedagogical issues.


What Makes a Good Teacher?  Rob Jenkins in The Chronicle of Higher Education

May 31, 2016

You may never be as funny, approachable, or creative as your favorite teacher -- the key is to try. Read more...

NPR Interviews Dr. Ken Bain, Author of What the Best College Teachers Do

May 8, 2016

In a year in which we're exploring great teaching, it's a good time to talk with Ken Bain. He's a longtime historian, scholar and academic who has studied and explored teaching for decades, most notably in his 2004 book, What the Best College Teachers Do. Read more...