Choice Words with @Choosy_Female
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:30:32 +0000
In light of a recent discussion and this article on women in science, I thought I’d share an odd personal experience the illustrates the power of words. The tldr; one little comment seriously impacted me, and how upsetting it is now to realize it. So, on to the personal anecdote: I recently received a message […]
Lead a horse to water…
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:08:57 +0000
But you can’t make them drink. Or, why grades are not enough. I’ve been teaching heavily the last month or so and been rather disparaged at the focus on grades and things ‘for points’. It seems as though a chunk of students (and a rather large one, I might add) might do anything I said if […]
Mid-semester woes: That *first* bad grade
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:14:29 +0000
In my new role at Georgia Tech, I am responsible for advising about 1/4 of our biology majors, of which a large chunk are transfer or first-year students. We’re now about halfway through their first semester at Tech, and they’ve just received mid-semester evaluations. These evaluations are used as a ‘warning flag’ of sorts for […]