Category: Education

  • Don’t be clever or snarky when grading

    Don’t be clever or snarky. You want to show off your sharp wit? Keep it for when you’re writing letters to the Promotion and Tenure Review Committee. Unless you are being kind, do not be cute or ironic or use mockery when writing comments on a student’s paper. The ability to decide somebody’s grade is […]

  • Something to ease end-of-semester stress

    Student: Professor, can I do something at this point to help my grade? Professor: Um… it’s May. Student: Sorry… may I do something at this point to help my grade?

  • Would like to hear from people who read my thesis

    Would like to hear from people who read my thesis

    In the four years since my master’s thesis was published by Western Oregon University on Digital Commons, it has been downloaded 2,036 times. Oddly, though, I have not heard from readers or seen it cited. What strange times we live in! If you read my thesis, please email me@danielgreene.com or leave a comment to let me know how you used […]

  • 2016 Review and 2017 Preview

    I know the end of January is later than years-in-review usually come out, but since I have not blogged in a long, long time, I thought it best to share what I’ve been doing all this time and what I plan to do this year. One thing I have spent a lot of time on […]

  • MLK on education

    MLK on education

    The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education. —Martin Luther King, Jr.