Love & Testing in the Time of Coronavirus

Love & Testing in the Time of Coronavirus

In this time of rapidly converting our courses to distance or online learning modalities, perhaps one of the biggest questions that remain is how to do testing so that students don’t cheat. Perhaps there is another way to look at this question. How can we reconstruct...
Hacking a Learning Community

Hacking a Learning Community

Have you ever thought there was a better way? Whether that be grading, asking questions, inquiry, teaching? I want to explore these topics, and more. I also want you to join me in this exploration. Therefore, I am creating a Learning Community to address these very...
Conference Calling

Conference Calling

I just returned from a conference of the National Association of Biology Teachers. This year the conference was in Chicago. It certainly makes it easy when the conferences are close by, hp the train in Grand Rapids, no fuss. I try my hardest to get to at least one...
Wicked – Not the Musical

Wicked – Not the Musical

How about centering education on a wicked problem rather than centering on a department or traditional major? Radical idea? We have discussed for quite some time now about tearing down the silos in education. Why is this such a hard thing to do? Perhaps it is because...
Stay The Course

Stay The Course

There is always a risk when you try something new. Humans are typically resistant to change, even when that change is for the better. I tell my students about the time I participated in a taste test at a mall years ago. It was between Diet Pepsi and Diet Coke. I am a...