Category Archives: Curriculum design

Why doesn’t she just do the work?

The student who doesn’t understand why she didn’t get an A on a test she thinks she studied well for is not that different from the student who doesn’t understand mercantilism–we just forget, sometimes, that we need to teach that, too. Continue reading

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Making space

My major New Year’s resolution is to teach less. And no, not because grading is interfering with my precious sleep. It’s like this. When I first started as a young teacher, I led long, unstructured discussions of readings. We had … Continue reading

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A lesson plan wish list

I spent some time today thinking about a particular kind of lesson plan:  the kind I borrow from someone else. Dr. Barbara N. Porter, director of the Casco Bay Assyriological Institute, has kicked off a really interesting new project.  (OK, … Continue reading

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