Instant Mentor

Instant Mentor
February 28, 2014

Even if students don't remember a lot of what we teach them, instructors can refine their teaching by considering what they hold on to, writes Rob Weir.

October 23, 2013

Rob Weir considers how to handle it, as an instructor, when you can't be there.

November 5, 2012

Just because your book is unlikely to make you wealthy doesn't mean that there aren't important things to push for, writes Rob Weir.

March 21, 2012

You don't have to be a digital native to add video to your classes, writes Rob Weir, who explains how to do so.


November 11, 2011

Rob Weir discusses how to deal with student complaints about grades on papers.

October 19, 2011

Rob Weir offers advice on how professors should handle calls from reporters.

September 7, 2011

Rob Weir suggests ways to avoid panic and confusion as you launch your career at a new institution.

July 20, 2011

Sometimes just revising a course isn't enough, writes Rob Weir.


March 9, 2011

We tell them, but do we show them how? I’m talking about the academic sources we implore undergraduates to consult. We toss out the word "journal" so often that we could fill one with our own references. We get histrionic about the need for "credible sources," only to read papers culled from search sources that don’t show up on Google Scholar. We rail about the need to consult "experts," but plod through papers with thoughts purloined from pop culture icons and bloggers whose rants are better-developed than their command of fact. We get frustrated.

December 1, 2010

Rob Weir discusses what to do when life intervenes in a major way in plans for your semester.



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