Tag: teaching

165 How to deal with a student who most likely has a mental condition, and keeps arguing with me in class? 2016-02-24T10:50:21.977

147 How can a TA help a student who is certain she sucks at programming? 2018-01-16T20:51:44.590

140 Our teacher is encouraging us to use cracked software 2016-09-12T11:11:48.813

138 I am uncomfortable about students taking pictures of the blackboard, because I don't like appearing in them 2017-01-31T06:08:25.933

130 A student in my course does well on exams, but doesn't do the homework: Go easy on them, or make them "pay the price?" 2015-11-23T19:19:56.197

130 How to deal with a very weak student? 2016-09-29T04:13:35.690

122 Is it ethical to profit by having my students buy my textbook? 2013-12-28T06:45:57.863

113 Is it ethical/acceptable to give a lighter penalty to students who admit to cheating? 2014-05-13T03:26:35.857

105 How to deal with arrogant e-mail of a student 2017-09-25T09:30:40.237

102 Knowing that most students submit assignments right around the deadline, is it advisable not to set deadline that is very late at night? 2015-08-06T08:15:17.063

100 None of 25 students at question session before exam has a question. What should lecturer do? 2017-02-06T14:05:01.797

100 How can I prevent students from writing answers on an assignment, then claiming I didn't see their answer? 2017-11-08T16:42:02.087

100 What to do if most of my students have switched to a better lecturer's class? 2018-01-01T12:03:01.523

99 Students bringing babies to class 2017-09-09T17:13:34.963

97 Is it reasonable for a professor to ask students to stay 30-45 minutes past scheduled class time every week? 2014-09-10T18:25:13.623

95 Only one student answered an exam question - and I strongly suspect he cheated 2017-10-19T20:15:25.697

92 How to tell an over-confident student they still have a lot to learn? 2014-03-06T13:45:27.783

88 "You are paid to answer my questions!" - how to handle silly questions? 2014-01-28T16:53:53.967

88 Strategies for teaching with facial aphasia (inability to recognize faces aka prosopagnosia, face-blindness) 2015-01-28T04:34:58.753

85 Should I tell students that it's my first time teaching the course? 2016-08-16T00:29:50.643

85 How should I deal with very negative feedback from some students? 2017-03-08T09:42:07.973

83 How to deal with a student who harasses the (inexperienced) teacher during class? 2014-08-06T09:32:48.720

83 Techniques for good board handwriting 2015-01-14T03:43:51.800

83 How to quiet noisy undergrads students during lecture 2015-10-23T10:43:48.737

83 How to help reduce students' anxiety in an oral exam? 2017-01-03T08:35:53.587

79 What is the point of a lecture when you have a textbook? 2015-09-02T21:10:17.623

75 Is it reasonable to require students to bring a laptop to every lecture? 2017-03-24T08:57:54.210

73 Our instructor threw together freely available YouTube videos and Wikipedia articles instead of lectures. What should I do? 2017-10-24T19:37:37.407

72 Why do you need to study a subject at a university level to teach it at a high school? 2018-02-18T21:19:58.143

71 Should I reward points for an incorrect answer if it is the result of misinformation presented in a TA's office hours? 2014-03-22T05:18:06.330

71 What to do about top students making other students lose confidence? 2014-10-11T22:13:47.177

71 My math students consider me a harsh grader. Is my teaching attitude wrong? 2016-10-05T20:16:50.633

70 How to explain a bad grade to a delusional student? 2013-04-08T07:50:07.313

69 Understanding an abnormal grade distribution 2014-03-31T12:58:50.533

69 Is it unreasonable to set assignment deadlines on Saturday/Sunday? 2018-02-19T08:59:17.633

65 Is there a standard of professionalism in academia requiring me to hide self-harm scars if I'm otherwise comfortable leaving them exposed? 2015-07-13T16:42:17.863

64 In case of in-lecture quizzes, is it unreasonable to fail students who are late or absent? 2016-02-25T18:23:26.467

64 What's a good way to prevent students from saying I lost their paper? 2017-05-01T16:46:21.957

63 How to improve myself as a lecturer? 2012-11-11T21:47:44.543

63 A student posted my lab materials as a "project" on Instructables, and hid its origin as a lab assignment. How should I address this? 2015-08-06T08:47:43.550

62 How should bathroom breaks be handled during written exams to avoid cheating? 2014-06-22T15:43:07.447

62 Do academic integrity pledges work? 2016-09-08T20:51:21.887

62 What are the benefits of an oral exam? 2017-01-04T16:23:40.197

62 How to care less about teaching? 2017-07-16T07:28:30.320

61 How to deal with students who lose their digital work? 2014-10-11T10:32:23.520

61 Teaching a blind student MATLAB programming 2016-10-22T21:11:20.430

60 How to react professionally when you receive a complaint from a student 2016-02-23T01:38:33.763

59 What can professors do to encourage properly written email messages from students? 2015-09-27T17:35:48.880

58 Should unreadability or sloppiness of students' work be reflected in their evaluation? 2013-05-22T08:12:37.150

58 Effective ways of encouraging "weak" students to make use of office hours 2016-05-31T04:06:34.753

57 Handling plagiarism as a TA 2014-04-22T05:55:35.470

56 How to hold back from interfering with students' inefficient-but-not-wrong work? 2017-06-01T16:41:58.330

54 What to do if assignment is against student's religion? 2014-03-06T05:54:09.573

54 Is "no late work" a common policy? 2014-03-25T14:58:54.507

54 As an instructor, how to use the first day of class? 2015-01-21T06:16:52.997

53 How to deal with premature student questions during a lecture which will be covered in a subsequent slide? 2013-11-04T14:03:58.583

53 Should teachers be entertainers? 2014-04-27T14:58:31.293

53 Teacher takes pictures of students during exams and posts them on social media 2014-11-18T09:09:33.183

53 Can I learn the course material for the first time while I'm teaching it? 2017-03-23T22:49:12.803

52 How to sign your email to students, so to avoid their immature behavior? 2014-02-13T03:53:30.837

52 How to handle a student's public speaking anxiety when teaching a class that requires presentations? 2015-02-02T10:02:02.037

51 How to teach a class that I've never taken? 2012-09-15T23:02:02.630

51 What should be done about a professor who treats foreign students worse than domestic students? 2016-08-16T17:30:57.260

50 Effective way to deal with misuse of mobile devices in class 2013-02-09T19:05:42.890

50 Anonymous Student Feedback: Moving forward from abusive comments 2015-08-04T11:11:17.580

50 What do polarized student evaluation results say about my teaching? 2016-04-04T19:11:29.900

49 In teaching, what are the advantages of using slides over doing board work? 2014-10-02T20:24:18.497

49 Another instructor is pushing me out of the classroom right after my class ends 2015-03-06T05:16:49.243

48 What are the pros and cons of giving students assignments to write Wikipedia articles? 2016-05-29T15:43:35.350

48 Large, non-random proportion of students not invited for evaluation of a course 2017-12-05T12:03:05.447

46 What do instructors need to know to accommodate Muslim students? 2014-08-09T04:47:26.803

46 What are some good ways to keep students coming to lectures? 2015-11-05T17:11:11.970

46 Saying no to student requests for excessive appointments and help solving homework 2017-11-09T08:02:39.753

45 Student missing exam for “medical reasons” 2013-01-11T09:38:37.097

44 How do I 'read the room' and adjust my pace while lecturing? 2014-02-14T05:01:07.550

44 How should an graduate student with Aspergers syndrome prepare for a teaching career? 2015-02-14T06:10:48.953

43 Is it unfair to regrade prior work after detecting cheating? 2014-12-11T05:16:43.627

43 Establishing authority in the classroom 2017-03-25T11:54:24.463

43 Should Professors and by extension their TA's, hold student athletes to the same standard? 2017-11-08T01:46:56.643

42 How can we promote better writing skills in academic education? 2014-04-24T13:16:00.410

42 Children in the Classroom 2014-08-15T23:59:42.607

42 Ethics: Having students use my referral link for a product used in the classroom? 2015-12-29T20:00:03.317

42 Would I get into trouble if I give out "too many" A grades? 2017-10-11T09:27:17.493

42 How to resolve grading dispute between TA and Lecturer? 2018-02-17T01:17:11.167

41 Should I answer students' questions immediately or teach them to ask better questions? 2014-04-14T00:07:38.187

41 Is it common to provide digital notes (slides or handwritten) for students? 2014-08-19T15:06:59.993

41 What is the purpose of having grades? 2014-11-09T03:45:51.623

41 What to do when other professors place unfair demands on my students? 2014-11-15T16:33:17.147

41 Am I being a "mean" instructor, denying an extension on a take home exam 2016-12-03T04:34:22.433

40 How can I politely explain to my students that the texts in my course are all in English and it is their duty to read it nonetheless? 2014-12-11T12:15:11.500

40 How to manage very weak students presenting problem solutions? 2016-02-20T14:07:26.263

40 Is it appropriate to make a pun that references a highly charged topic in current events, in a lecture on an unrelated subject? 2016-07-14T02:55:12.983

40 What are strategies for minimizing student questions during exams? 2017-10-20T17:47:30.573

39 How to get better at teaching from the board? 2015-08-31T17:10:06.163

39 Special Needs student with disruptive behavior (racial slurs towards teacher) 2016-05-03T07:36:51.263

39 Why doesn't academia incorporate spaced repetition in higher education? 2016-05-22T11:13:07.947

39 How to professionally handle sexist remarks by a student? 2016-11-28T00:17:24.727

38 Good slide design for teaching? 2014-03-08T21:19:45.837

38 What should I do if I don't know the answer to a question posed by a student? 2014-08-20T18:14:36.270