Student Motivation and Learning

As we near midterm season, and the wildly-fluctuating attendance patterns that go with it, student motivation becomes more and more of a salient issue for us—in particular, how our students’ motivation levels ebb and flow throughout a given semester, and ways in which we might successfully improve motivation for our students in and out of class. Continue reading “Student Motivation and Learning”

Academic Dishonesty and Motivation by Design

There are a few perennials in academia that can be counted upon for year-to-year consistency, come hell or high water: meetings that should be emails, opinion pieces about “fixing” college written by people who have themselves never taught college, and faculty complaints about Students These Days being worse than ever. None of these perennial features of our landscape get us very far, yet here they are nonetheless.  Continue reading “Academic Dishonesty and Motivation by Design”