Chris Atherton's most recent blog post makes a great contribution to debates about assessment, and essay writing in particular. Getting Students to Build Things Out of Concrete (Examples, that is) Go read it and come back. This post started as a comment that got out of hand. I'll wait. Tum … [Read more...] about Writing essays is not a generic skill
As I've said before, not all academic jobs are the same. Some people really value teaching. They do it well. They figure out how to do it better. Seeing students get it is what motivates them. They are, as Chris Atherton noted recently, "exactly the kind of person you’d want teaching your kids … [Read more...] about What if teaching really is your thing?