Let’s remember that science is a human endeavor and it’s steeped in the context and sometimes messiness of the geo-socio-politico-economic backgrounds of the time and place of the work and discovery.
Mark your calendars. November 18-22, 2013, is American Education Week. Created (in part) by the National Education Association in 1921 it “presents all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.” In celebration and reflection of 2013 [...]
The dissonance between the mathematical and plain English meanings of terms can prove challenging for students
I'll be teaching a math history class for the first time this semester. I'm excited to be teaching it, but I've noticed that preparing for this class has been very different from preparing for other classes I've taught, which have all been math content courses.
If you don't know what to do, do something. That's one of my mottos when I teach math (and it's probably good life advice too). Last year, I taught introductory analysis (basically calculus with the juicy bits left in), one of the first proof-oriented classes students take.
“We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.” --from Little Gidding by T.S.
[Data collection fortnight ends today. And then we shall return to our regularly scheduled programming. Until then, here's Rule #1, from the archives.] If you are giving a talk, or teaching a class, or are otherwise responsible for transmitting content from your brain to other peoples’ brains, you should be able to give that talk [...]
Just wanted to draw your attention to this year’s student-run class blog for my Evolutionary Medicine class here at the University of Illinois.
I blog for science! This you know. But now through October 22, 2011, I'm throwing my gauntlet down in the biggest philanthropic online Battle Royale in support of public education: The Science Bloggers for Students DonorChoose.org Challenge. I'm representing the Scientific American Team.
The Synapse Project “encourages young women to enter the field of neuroscience through information and mentorship,” according to its website.
So even after Affirmative Action, there still weren’t very many Blacks and Mexican students enrolled in selective colleges and universities.
So, here is something that the casual reader of this blog may or may not know about me: In my other, non-psychology life, I’ve been working part-time for the past 2 years as a licensed Zumba® Fitness instructor.