Author Archives: caesarc2012

Threshold moments in learning languages

“The experience of reading without reference to word order, once students “get it,” can be exhilarating, like being freed from a kind of gravity.” A great description of a “threshold moment” in learning. I think these always happen in learning … Continue reading

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“I Cannot Prepare Students to Write Their (History, Philosophy, Sociology, Poly Sci., etc…) Papers”

I think it should be “poli sci” (political, not multiple), but this is a good piece in IHE.

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“Giving ‘Gaokao’ a Go”

“Chinese applicants to the University of San Francisco need not submit a transcript or an SAT score under a newly announced pilot program. Rather, the private Jesuit institution plans to admit students based on their scores on the grueling, multiday … Continue reading

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Teaching International Students

As U.S. campuses have dramatically increased their international student populations in recent years, more and more faculty members are encountering a different demographic of student than they are used to – or at least they’re encountering that demographic more frequently. … Continue reading

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“Why Poor Students Struggle”

“The price of success in college is often their own identities.” NYT

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“It Takes a Mentor”

“Gallup says successful students had one or more teachers who were mentors, and they had an internship related to what they were learning in school.” NYT

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“Educating Nontraditional Students” webinar

“Educating Nontraditional Students” Thursday, September 11, 2014 1:00:00 PM EDT – 2:00:00 PM EDT   IHE Register here.

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