Virtual Teaching’s Unique Opportunity

The move to online teaching stemming from COVID-19 campus closures has been jarring to speak mildly. The unforeseen steps that we take for granted...

Changing Student Attitudes Toward Learning

We have to develop a learning ethic of sweat value. Several years ago, Kornell of Williams College and Bjork of UCLA published a study...

Small Teaching Tip[1] – Every Exam Must Be Cumulative

. . . if you want students to retain content or skills beyond course end, insists Jim Lang. The tactic is called “interleaving,” which...

Testing to Measure vs. Testing to Learn

There are essentially two types of testing talked about these days: testing to measure and testing to learn. It’s probably a false dichotomy, but...

ClassiCasts – Episode 4 – Professor Sterrett-Krause and the Charleston Archaeological Glass Lab

Episode 4 of ClassiCasts finds me speaking with Dr. Allison Sterrett-Krause, an assistant professor in the Department of Classics. Sterrett-Krause is a specialist in...

The Small Ball Approach to Retrieval Practice

Over the course of the past year, I’ve given a lot of attention to the memory research of Henry Roediger. We were fortunate to...

Episode 12 – A Look Inside the 2020 African American Studies Film Festival with Professor Anthony Greene

Last year, I talked with Professor Mari Crabtree about the African American film festival she was directing on the theme of Afrofuturism. We were...

Rethinking “Huh?”

The following scenario is, I doubt, difficult to imagine. You’re heading into a lesson like a kid into Disney World, and you mention a...

ClassiCasts – Episode 3 – Spencer Williams

Today’s guest on ClassiCasts, the official podcast of the College of Charleston’s Department of Classics, is Spencer William. Spencer is a 2011 graduate of...

Podcast – Professor Nenno Interviews Actor, Activist, and Filmmaker Mo Asumang

Nota bene: This podcast is made exclusively for the College of Charleston community. Dr. Nancy Nenno, a professor of German at the College of...