Rob Weir

Rob Weir is a native of Pennsylvania who has lived in New England for the past 26 years. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he currently teaches. Weir has published six books and numerous articles on social and cultural history, and has been cited for excellence in teaching on numerous occasions during his 20 years in the college classroom. Weir also teaches at Smith College and is a freelance journalist. For over 20 years he was been the principal Celtic music writer for SingOut! Magazine, the nation's oldest folk music publication.

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October 12, 2009
Rob Weir offers suggestions on how not to flame out like fall leaves as your stress and work levels go up -- and how to reach your students when they experience mid-semester overload.
September 18, 2009
Sometimes, everything goes wrong in a class discussion. Rob Weir has strategies to turn things around.
September 9, 2009
Rob Weir offers tips for leading discussion-based courses.
August 12, 2009
Rob Weir on what not to do if you want to see your paper published.
July 24, 2009
It's time to take a different approach to the debate over what happened to Henry Louis Gates Jr., writes Rob Weir.
July 17, 2009
When considering the latest tools for teaching, avoid the trendy and focus on what really matters, writes Rob Weir.
June 12, 2009
Rob Weir offers advice on how to get ready this summer before you get ready for a new fall position.
May 27, 2009
Rob Weir considers the ins and outs of teaching in the summer.
May 11, 2009
Want to teach online? Rob Weir provides warnings and tips.
April 29, 2009
Rob Weir offers tips on interactive lecturing.

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