Instant Mentor

Instant Mentor
April 3, 2009

When it comes to grading essay exams, writes Rob Weir, Mr. Chips was wrong.

March 20, 2009

Rob Weir offers advice on what to do and what not to do to keep your students engaged.

March 11, 2009

In 1978, I got my first teaching job — at a public high school. At the conclusion of the interview, my new principal asked, “What are your qualifications for teaching anthropology?” I retorted, “I can spell it within 75 percent accuracy.” We laughed, but I was 50 percent serious and a 100 percent panicked. I was in a graduate history program at the time, and my sole training in anthro was one undergraduate course six years earlier.

February 26, 2009

Rob Weir offers advice on how to prepare a syllabus.


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