Tag: teaching

5 Ways SAGrader Will Empower Your Students

We hear a lot of great things from our dedicated instructors on how SAGrader helps them save time and effort. Instructors, however, are just one piece of the puzzle. Just as often, we receive accolades from students who love using SAGrader for its dynamic feedback and rock-solid effectiveness in helping them get better grades. It’s […]

Article Insight: A Closer Look at SAGrader

Recently The Chronicle of Higher Education featured SAGrader in an article titled Professors Cede Grading Power to Outsiders—Even Computers. The article included some strategies college instructors are using to tackle their grading load and combat grade inflation. We’re happy for the mention and have been following the ensuing discussion closely as educators and students have […]

5 Things Every Teacher Can Learn From “The Most Interesting Man in the World”™

I’m sure by now you’ve seen the commercials for Dos Equis beer espousing the adventures and wisdom of The Most Interesting Man in the World. No doubt you’ve been intrigued by his mysterious charm and almost Zen Master-like wisdom. Every few episodes or so we’re temporarily interrupted from our day-to-day preoccupations and invited to glimpse […]

Why Revising Works

One of the core tenets of our philosophy is that when students revise their writing will improve. Study after study shows that when students are given the opportunity (or in some cases forced) to revise their work, they will learn the material better. This works in part because students continuously have to review their writing […]

3 Steps for Effective Communication With Your Students

Yesterday, a local high school teacher mentioned how difficult it is to get her students to remember concepts in her class. It doesn’t matter how often she repeats her message or how many different methods she uses, her students always end up under-performing her expectations. Sound familiar? This problem is rampant across education at all […]

Bucking the Trend

Inertia is powerful. It’s nearly impossible to drive the speed limit on the interstate when all the cars around you are going five miles over. Inertia is the resistance to change from the status quo. Inertia is why it is hard drive the speed limit. Inertia is why it is hard to buck the trend. […]

The Ten Worst Teaching Mistakes

Just a quick update for all you new teachers out there. Here is a great article from Tomorrow’s Professor Blog about the ten worst teaching mistakes a professor can make. It’s geared towards engineering, however, the concepts can be applied across disciplines quite easily. The Ten Worst Teaching Mistakes

Teaching with video games

Using video games in the classroom is nothing new. Like most children of the ’80s, many of my earliest memories of using a computer involve “The Oregon Trail“. Developed by a student teacher to supplement his history class, The Oregon Trail allowed students to get a glimpse of life in 19th Century America while also […]